“The trick of doing hard things joyfully is to walk lightly through life, expecting little and being grateful for much”
[Joan Chittister, Monastic Way]

Sue Bender, the author of Plain and Simple, had a passion to live among the Amish and experience their lives of simplicity. What she found was a deeper complexity than she had ever realized. “Out poured glorious, robust four-part harmony, sung in rounds. The sound filled the entire house. The Yoders had started their day with a prayer for the land, worked hard, and then good friends and family came together to end their day with joyous singing.”

We are blessed to have such joy in our lives, that we offer a song of gratefulness for work well done.