Pope Benedict's address to the General Expectorate can pertain to us as well as we go about our duties....loved this part...
"If undertaken with love", he added, "such service becomes prayer, a prayer even more welcome to God when your work is thankless, monotonous and tiring, especially during the night and in bad weather. It is by doing their duty well", he concluded, "that each of the baptised achieves his or her vocation of sanctity".
Here is the whole address..
"Do Not Lose Hope In The Face Of Threatening Clouds"