This morning I watched the carpet layer from Giant Carpet One work on our stairs. He slammed his knees, one leg and then the other, over and over against the knee kicker to make sure the carpet was tightly stretched. My whole body was aching just watching him work. I could feel the reverberations from head to toe. But Carlos was singing. When I asked him about his work, this is what he said. “I love it. I love doing this. Seeing the finished job makes me proud.” All right then. The message to me is clear. When work is creative and well done, it is something of which to be proud.