If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Whatever you do in life, strive for excellence. There is more joy and satisfaction in uncompromising effort performing the most menial tasks than there will ever be with "easy money".
Be thankful for a job. If you are fortunate enough to volunteer or give to your community- be thankful to be in a position to help. Express your gratitude by doing the job well.
Pray to God that every day you will be just a bit better at what you do than you were the day before. Then help him out by doing your best.
Not every project will be fine art. Some will be craft. Whatever it is, be appropriate for the occasion.
Image of slot canyon by Gene Sasse. Used with permission