“Your life is either a celebration or a chore. The choice is yours.” ~Unknown

What’s on your plate today? Job responsibilities. Carpools and cooking. Errands, housework, and laundry. Phone calls to return and bills to pay. A word count goal to reach. Maybe even an appointment with a dusty treadmill?

At first glance, my list looks daunting. It all needs to get done. Somehow. And it will involve a lot of effort.

Sound like fun? Not really.

The reality is that life is hard and full of responsibilities or obligations. But, if I’m thankful for the opportunities I have, I can face my list with a happy heart instead of grumbling. It’s my choice.

By shifting my focus to the importance of the opportunity, I can regain my excitement and turn the chore into a celebration.

What about you? Do you view life’s responsibilities as a celebration or a chore? Would it make a difference?

A Celebration or a Chore?
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3 thoughts on “A Celebration or a Chore?

  • February 17, 2010 at 9:23 am

    >Did you happen to see that Canadian who won gold in the mogels? He really addressed this well. When he felt like complaining about his responsibilities in practicing his sport, he thought of his brother, who has cerebral palsy. He found inspiration in his brother who works hard and never complains even though he does not have the same abilities.

    Anyhow, it is interesting that you wrote about this same theme, when this was just covered in the Olympics. 🙂

  • February 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm


    Oh somedays I see them a bit of both ways, yet you are right when you changed your perspective of how you view them, its a reminder of what we really have to be thankful for, a home, utilities, food and cars. Just doing these chores blesses my family and I find that saying prayers along with the chores makes them much more pleasant.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  • February 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    >Routine chores provide time to pray, listen to music, and brainstorm stories.

    I try to keep and attitude of thankfulness. When I'm tempted to complain, I think of all those who are homeless, without food, and without family.

    Susan 🙂

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