In our local shopping centre is a middle-aged Chinese man who washes the windows.

Every time I see him working, he has a big smile on his face and is either singing or whistling to himself.

It’s not a fun, glamorous job and he  doesn’t work in great conditions, but he is always singing.

When he’s working outside on a stinking hot day in the middle of summer, he’s singing.

When he’s working outside on a freezing cold, windy day in the middle of winter, he’s singing.

Whether customers smile at him, scowl or just ignore him, he’s singing.

What a fantastic inspiration and reminder that our happiness doesn’t have to be dependent upon our circumstances.

So, if you are having a bad day, remember the singing window cleaner and don’t let it get you down.

If you have experienced a few setbacks and aren’t making much progress towards your goals, remember the singing window cleaner and keep chipping away.

And if you find yourself doing a job that you don’t like, remember the singing window cleaner and find something in your role that puts a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Thanks singing window cleaner, you are a truly remarkable man!

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