Minimal, you say.
Is that like – just enough?
Does that mean there’s no need to go
Beyond the basic stuff?
Minimal, you say.
Do barely what’s required?
Exactly what I saw in print
The day that I was hired?
I see thing differently.
To me the minimalists
Are shirkers, slackers, slothful souls.
Who live just to exist.
To live a life worthwhile
Requires a finer sense.
One must in all endeavors strive
To offer excellence.
*If we make a habit of doing only the minimal that is required of us, we end up living a minimal life.*
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If you decide to do a thing,
do it right,
and do it right the first time.
These delightful daffodils — golden bells of sunshine — exploded in my back yard a day ago. They always come — regardless of what the weather man says. A friend told me today that she heard a winter-weather advisory for this area, and I responded that almost every year, as soon as my daffodils come up, then the weather turns mean and nasty and tries to beat them to the ground. But these daffodils represent life, and life keeps producing life — even in the very face of death.
I got to thinking, after talking to my friend, that these daffodils, like everything else God created, have a job to do. They are to push their way up out of the ground and grow straight and tall to announce that spring has come and new life is available. They do their job perfectly, regardless of any possible consequences.
So I’m taking a lesson from these little flowers, and I’m sharing that lesson with you: Don’t worry about whether anything or anyone else is doing what he’s supposed to do. And don’t look all around to see if all circumstances are in your favor. Just be faithful over what you have been assigned. If you have a job to do —- DO IT!