Whistle While We Work

Not by the terrors of a slave

God’s sons (and daughters) perform his Will,

But with the noblest powers they have

His sweet commands fulfill. – Issac Watts

 Just whistle while you work
(humming.. whistling)
And cheerfully together we can tidy up the place
So hum a merry tune (humming)
It won’t take long when there’s a song to help you get the pay

And as you sweep the room
Imagine that the broom
Is someone that you love
And you’ll find you’re dancing to the tune

When hearts are high
The time will fly so
Whistle while you work

So whistle while you work…  Lyrics from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Our work is so much a part of who we are and how we feel. It distresses me greatly to read month after month about the thousands and millions of people who have dropped out of the work force, unable to find work at any level, yet at the same time there is so much to do. If you have never been in a circumstance where you just needed a job, any job, then you are fortunate.

Whether employed, disabled, or unemployed we all have God’s work to do, as well. Whatever our station, rich or poor, learned or uneducated, married or single, living in a full house or all alone, God calls us every day to our duties of affection for our neighbor, mercy toward the unjust, kindness to elderly and the young, and industry in our contributions to humankind. And as important as God’s work is, so is the manner in which we carry it out.

So, rise should we all and “whistle while we work, and sing a happy song.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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