Here is a little piece from a book that I read and enjoyed~
Roses for Mama
"I remember one day when I didn't want to do the washing," she began slowly. "There were lots of grimy clothes. Piles and piles, it seemed, and I thought I would never finish the wash. Mama said, 'Angela, never let your task become a drudge. You are special. You are unique. No matter what your duty, no matter how distasteful you might find it, inside you can be whatever you decide to be. Outside your hands might be soiled with daily toil~inside, your soul and spirit can be refined and elegant. You can be just as much a lady leaning over a tub of hot sudsy water scrubbing your farm dirty socks as you can sitting on a velvet cushion, fanning yourself with a silk and ivory fan."
"What did she mean?" wisphered Sara.
"Well," responded Angela, "I think she was trying to tell us that work is necessary~ but honorable. It is what you are deep inside~ not what you do that is important.
"You mean," asked Sara "I can pretend to be a grand lady while I am washing the dishes?"
"You don't have to pretend," answered Angela."You can actually be one."
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.