I had a couple of friends in high school who were really good at serving in the shadows.
This wasn’t a false attempt to be humble.
This wasn’t a diminishing of their talents.
They simply understood what it meant to be a servant. The motives of their hearts are still the purest I’ve ever seen.
I noticed their actions–so did others–as thankless work was done with joy. It’s always convicted me of the pride that tries to creep up in my heart.
I want a servant’s heart, but it can be difficult to cultivate in a media driven, rockstar culture.
My earnest belief is that all work is good work. Giving certain jobs the title of “elite” is a dangerous practice.
Doctors and janitors, lawyers and plumbers, businessmen and garbage collectors all deserve to be treated with respect.
I try and praise the hard, thankless work as well as the more public, commendable tasks.
Let’s focus our attention on honoring and encouraging each other in the workplace this week.
A simple thank you can go a long way.
And, while we’re at it, let’s be sneaky and serve under the radar too.