A friend of mine picked up on the longing of my soul for a Flip camera and sent me one yesterday! Wow! Ya'll are going to be "seeing" a whole lot more of me now :) Here is my first-ever video, taken when I was just messing around with it. It happens to go with Today's Small Thing...
Whether you are a Stay-at-Home-Mom, a WAHM, WAFHM (Work Away From Home Mom), a single gal or grandmother, each day is filled with some kind of work.
And work is GOOD! Even when we think we'd like to have nothing but leisure time, in our hearts we know that would rot us to the core. Work can be a way to worship, if you think about it. You can glorify God by using your talents and gifts, or simply depending on Him to help you in the tasks that are "too hard" to do on your own. Work, whether raising children, doing laundry, preparing a meal, filing papers or digging ditches, gives us purpose and opportunity to glorify Him. It's just that we forget to see it that way.
I've noticed that I have a much better attitude about working when my work environment is neat and inviting. When my desk is a mess, I feel even more scattered than usual (scary). Before I start any new project, I have to clear the debris from the previous project so I can think straight. I need to have my tools (pencils, paints, computer, sketch paper etc.) at hand so I'm ready to go. My desk is my work station.
Do you have "work stations" in your house? Yes! The kitchen sink is definitely a work station. How about the changing table or the laundry room? The bedroom, depending on how you want to define work (snicker), or the craft area could be considered work stations, too. Home schoolers certainly have stations for working! These places tend to get really messy because of the yeoman's work that happens there. Hey, that's life. But sometimes you've got to stop down and clear the clutter so you can think more clearly and be more efficient.
Today's Small Thing is to tidy up your work station. If you are in an office cubicle, you can get points before you even go home by straightening up in there. You might have many "work stations" in your life, but just pick ONE today, and spend a few minutes organizing your "tools" and clearing a work space so you're ready to take on your tasks.
BONUS POINTS: 30 for finding a second work station to organize a bit
Song of the Day: Taking Care of Business, BTO
What "work stations" will you tackle today?