Choose a job you love. You will never have to work a day in your life. (Confucius, ancient Chinese philosopher)

Author Pearl Buck said it this way: “To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” Encouraging platitudes, but are they really true? If we enjoy our work, it will be easier to go to the job every day. Still, there will be days when the work is really hard, and we’re not finding much joy in it. We can find satisfaction, however, in a job well done at the work we’ve chosen.

So I saw that there is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. . . To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God. (Ecclesiastes 2:10; 5:19)