“Work is love made visible.” –Kahlil Gibran
“If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.” –Kahlil Gibran
What is work to you? I’ve had many different jobs–some I loved, and some. . . well, not so much. Today, I do what I do because it’s what I love to do. I work very long days, but my time is flexible. I spend my days in the company of people and animals that I love. I can be availabe to others as they need me. Someone asked me just the other night why I gave up practicing law. There is no pat answer, except that I found something I love more. Think about your job, and what you love. If “work is love made visible,” then what about your work demonstrates what you love?
Today, think about why you work, and more specifically, why you work at the job you have. Remember what it is that you love, and focus on that throughout the day. And if you cannot find what it is that you love in your work, consider making a change. . . . As Lucille Ball said, “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.”