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Putting spirituality to work

You can do it when you strive to serve others

The Labor Day weekend is summer's last stand. We tend to forget that though Labor Day is a holiday — celebrated with one last picnic or trip to the lake — it is related to work.

In that tradition, I suggest spending a few minutes to reflect on how we integrate spiritual life with work life. Consider these questions:

* Do I/we perform our work in a spirit of service to others — customers, employees, investors, constituents?

* Do I/we only take care of our own — department, team, cost center?

* Are my chief motivations money and status?


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