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Whether it's the work of a gardener, a housecleaner, or a painter, the quality workmanship and skills of others can immeasurably enrich our lives. Use the audio player above to listen to this 90-second show by my guest, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick and enjoy her further thoughts below.

Doing our best work matters.

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Gardener taking pride in his work

We go through life mostly oblivious to the impressions we are making along the way. The feelings we are creating for others, as we go about our daily business, is rarely in our consciousness. Yet the words we speak or the actions we take can create a moment of joy or have a lasting effect on someone who observes them or receives them. It can all happen without our even realizing it.

That’s what today’s story is about. I hope it will remind you of the times that you experienced joy – or sadness – without the person involved even being aware. It explains the wisdom of my Nanny’s oft repeated message to her young granddaughter: “Do your best in everything, so that someone who sees you or hears you will be glad, and God will be proud.”



Annette Petrick for Consider This

Annette Petrick

Annette Petrick is the creative genius and inspired storyteller behind the Consider This Radio Show, featuring dozens of colorful 90-second episodes serving up “timely perspectives on life, love, friends, family, giving back, and giving thanks.” You'll laugh, cry, rant, cheer, or remember. Be sure to get on her email list HERE to receive a new episode every Sunday morning. This post appeared originally on the Consider This Radio Show website. Connection Messenger box


* What's a Connection Messenger? At Heartspoken, a Connection Messenger is someone who helps point the way to strengthening one of life's essential connections: with God, with self, with others, or with nature. 


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