What is the Secret?

Today’s quote comes from Pearl S. Buck who was an author – she said, “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”

A story to end your week!

A demanding wife continually nagged her husband to conform to her high standards: “This is how you should act, this is how you should dress, this is what you should say, this is where you should be seen, and this is how you should plan you career!” She insisted every aspect of his life be honed to perfection. Feeling thoroughly whipped, the man finally said, “Why don’t you just write it all down: Then you won’t have to tell me these things all the time.” She gladly compiled.

A short time later, the wife died. Within the course of a year, the name met another woman and married. His new life seemed to be a perpetual honeymoon. He could hardly believe the great joy and relief he was experiencing with his new bride.

One day he came across the list of “do’s and don’ts” his first wife had written. He read them and realized to his amazement, he was following all of the instructions – even though his second wife had never mentioned them.

He thought about what might have happened and finally said to a friend, “My former wife began her statements, “I hate it when…” and my new wife says, “I just love it when…”

The most important way we can help our spouse become the person God created them to be is to pray for them and always speak encouraging words to and about them. When we trust in God to fix what we think is wrong with our spouses, we often find it is we who need fixing.

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& The Schuh Crew

Shawna Schuh, CSP

Helping Sales Professionals, Executives, and Service Teams profit through advanced people skills.

2421 Hwy 47  | Gaston, Oregon 97119 | 503-662-3044

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~ by Shawna Schuh on May 22, 2009.

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