Last week, Larry and I had the opportunity to participate in a service project, helping members of a Baptist church move chairs from the balcony back down to the main level. (This church was filled with mud during the September floods and all the chairs had been moved to the upper level.)
This was described as a project suited to "the least of these," meaning even my poor old body with its artificial hip could help. We formed a chair brigade, moving several hundred chairs in less than 45 minutes. Baptists and Mormons worked along side each other, laughing, sharing stories, encouraging each other.
I was touched as I looked about, seeing gradeschool children working beside those in their 60s and 70s, all with a common goal. When the work was finished, we congratulated each other on a job well done.
So, for today, I am grateful for the satisfaction of work.