First off, eliminate curse words from your vocabulary even when the boss hacks you off so badly that you want to facebook to the world what a !@#$% he is. Don't be obvious about it just do it. Saying a Hail Mary at this point of the day is helpful.
Dress with respect in the workplace - and for women, that means a skirt past your knees and tops that aren't revealing. There are ways to do it and look stylish and not be a slob, either. Alright, I work in a place where there's always the chance that the mayor, governor or county executive might be in the lobby when you get off the elevator, but still. Be put together.
DO NOT be afraid of wearing a Crucifix, Miraculous Medal or any other sacramental. Don't draw attention to it, but don't be afraid. No one with any ounce of integrity would say a word.
Before lunch, I agree, say grace silently and use the Sign of the Cross. Maybe add an extra prayer. Sometimes you find you can do some great evangelizing.
Always have integrity in your business dealings. Do what you say you are going to, follow through and be prompt about paying bills. It's not just respectful, but good business practice. Also, the time for price negotiation and the like is before the order is placed. Anything else, including using Christianity as an excuse, is just rude.
For those of us who have trouble concentrating on prayer while driving and the extra half hour in the morning would be better spent sleeping in order to keep a clear head, the shower is a great place to pray.
One quick thing - there is a relatively new grocery store downtown here which is part of a larger, local chain. The store manager put up a big Crucifix on the wall. There was a bit of publicity on "controversy" and the bottom line was nobody shopping there cared. The business is honest, customer service good and that's what mattered. But, then, that's part of living the gospel.
I'm looking forward to others' comments on this topic. It's a very good one.
Your reply is wonderful. I’m definately showing it to my teen kids.
OK, where’s the Rome of the West? I wanna move there.... unless I’m already there, that is.
Great post. It’s all about actively living the faith, offering each and every “prayer, work, joy and suffering” in the sacrament of the moment.
When I visited your area, I think we prayed before we ate in the restaurant too.