Dedicated - wholly committed to something; set apart for a specific purpose.
18) She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
Cooking a meal takes effort; cooking 18,615 meals (3 meals a day x 365 days x 17 years) takes dedication. Facing danger requires effort; facing danger every day for 730 days during a two-year deployment takes dedication. Writing one blog post takes effort. Writing a blog post starting with each letter of the alphabet during a single month takes dedication.
31) Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
When we put forth effort, we receive reward. Maybe it is money; maybe it is satisfaction at a job well done or from making a difference. One reward we get from dedication is reputation. When one cooks a tasty meal, one hears, "That was a great meal!" When one cooks 18,615 tasty meals, we hear, "You are a wonderful cook!"
Let us know in the comments one thing to which (or two whom) you are dedicated. Thank you so much for your visit here today. I appreciate your time, efforts and dedication.
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