Do You Love Your Work?
I saw a great story of a 93-year-old South Dakota woman who finally retired after more than seven decades working as a nurse.
Alice Graber celebrated her retirement with a big party.
"I told them that [a party] wasn't necessary, and the director, Shirley Knodel, she said, 'Oh no, we've got to do something here for you,'" Graber told ABC News. "I [had fun] because of all the people coming and going that congratulated me. It was almost overwhelming,” she said.
Congratulations, Nurse Graber! I appreciate your example of diligence and faithfulness! Seventy-two years in the same career is an outstanding achievement and an indication that you are a remarkable person.
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.
Imagine the rewards this nurse has received from serving patients for 72 years.
I hope you too are inspired today to “work as unto the Lord.” To be diligent and faithful in whatever you are called to do. Don’t grumble or complain that you “have to go to work.” Go to work to make somebody else’s life better. Forget about your aches and pains and problems, and focus on helping make the day of a customer, a fellow employee, a boss, or a supplier. You are an example whether you realize it or not, so be a good example. Remember, a life of work and service to others is a life well lived.