Work or pleasure?

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. J.M. Barrie

This is a wonderful quote and it really gave me food for thought. If I like what I do is it not work?

Is work just the daily grind… stuff to fill your life in between weekends and holidays and retirement?

Some of my ‘work’ is a pleasure, some of it is not my cup of tea, some of it is well out of my comfort zone. But most of the time I know that there is really nothing else I would rather be doing.

I recently had coffee with a friend and colleague. We talked for nearly three hours. Was this work or pleasure? By Barrie’s definition it wasn’t work because for those three hours there was nothing I would rather have been doing. But the ‘work’ of ministry was what occupied our thoughts and our discussions for those hours.

When the husband came home he asked “Productive day?” And I answered without hesitation…”Yes very productive actually”.

And it was! It helped me to put into words lots of thoughts which had been circling around in my head over the past weeks and to have more clarity about the way ahead.

Coffee and a good chat… essential for life and work 🙂