When you are working at your job, focus on how you are helping other people and fulfilling the commandment of “love your neighbor.”
Moreover, your job is an opportunity to work on being honest and trustworthy in every transaction.
Sources: see Rabbi Yisroel Salanter in Michtav M’Eliyahu; Chochmah Umussar; Rabbi Zelig Pliskin’s “Gateway to Happiness,” p.104
© Igor Morski
“I’ll get it.”
Ron Moore, his wife Layna, and their almost three-year-old daughter Emily had just moved into the new house in the suburbs the week before, but this was the first time anyone had come to visit.
“Hi. May I help you?”
“Seth Kennedy. I’m your next door neighbor. Just thought I’d drop by and say…”
Little Emily grabbed onto her Mommy’s leg and started crying hysterically. She looked up in terror at the man at the door, and then buried her face again.
“I’m sorry. She doesn’t usually do this.”
“What?” The neighbor cupped his hand around his ear.
Ron looked back at his wife.
“I’ll take her into the other room.”