MOG Day 25 – Good Works
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good.
We often think of good works as something we do: make bacon for an amazing youth pastor, buy Starbucks for the car behind us (especially if its a gray Chevy Traverse). But good works can also be something that you say.
Today’s world is full of sarcasm. And I am the queen of sarcasm. I often have to stop myself from going too far so that I don’t come across as negative. I’m usually just trying to be funny but when done too often, it can be damaging.
So for today’s good deed –> BE AFFIRMING!
Try and go out of your way to say one positive thing to each person you speak to.
And if that means you take a vow of silence for the day so be it. The world is full of too many words (and yes I get the irony).
So with that…
Until Everyone Hears,
In my job, I'm tasked with directing 26 people. 6 of them are maintenance people. I'd like to have 3 more to do specific things, but that's not going to happen. My operators job is to operate the machinery to purify water so you can eat, drink, bathe, and enjoy your pool. Often, when machinery misbehaves, my operators will jump in and help the mechanics repair the ornery device. Sometimes, the operators will take it upon themselves to make repairs before a breakdown occurs. That's when I get melancholy and express my good feelings because of their foresight. Before they leave for the day, I look them in the eye and say, "Thank you for what you do. I really appreciate what you did today." Since I've been doing this, I've sensed that I don't have to make as many suggestions about what needs to be done. It's made my job a lot less stressful. A kind word here and there is to be greatly desired.