As I sat at the airport this morning waiting for my flight, an employee came by with a broom and a dustpan. His demeanor was warm, upbeat, happy. I must tell you I have never seen someone sweep with such enthusiasm and passion. He truly seemed joyful to be doing what he was doing. As he swept he greeted those he passed warmly, saying 'hello' and 'good morning' to every person he came in contact with. Each person he greeted smiled as he passed. He clearly understood a kind word can go a long way.
His attitude and joyfulness struck me immediately as we often don't think of a mundane task such as sweeping, as either interesting or exciting. But yet, he made it look both. It got me thinking, of a quote I once read -- 'whatever it is you do-do it with great care.'
It is a very important message to be reminded of. Even the most mundane can be embraced. It is truly all about ones' attitude towards something. When you wake up in the morning it's a choice how to approach the day. It is a choice how to view your morning routine, your commute to work, your coffee run and so on throughout the day.
Your attitude towards your day, your work, your life, will determine your own happiness and well-being. Always give your all and start each day fresh. I believe we can learn a lot from the gentleman I saw at the airport sweeping: Start each day energized. Wear a smile. Greet those who you come in contact with. Know that your job is important and treat it as such. No matter what your purpose is, whether you sweep, teach or run a corporation, do it with great care.