It is interesting how we characterize certain words. Take the word stress for example. Most if not all people view "stress" as being inherently negative or "bad". You don't often hear someone say, "I was stressed today. It was awesome!" However, stress is not automatically negative. In fact, you must stress your muscles to get stronger, stress your mind to get smarter and stress your life to grow. All three are desirable. Stress is a "demand on your mind or body". The word "work" often gets a bad rap as well. "I "have" to go to work". "I have so much work to do". Maybe we should spend less time talking about work and how negative it is and do more of it.
Lord, thank you for work and the ability to work and the results of the work I am allowed to do.