Almost 100 years ago, artist, poet, and author Khalil Gibran reminded us that “work is love made visible.” He encouraged us to remember what it means and what it is to work with love:
- It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.
- It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.
- It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.
- It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit, and to know that all the blessed dead are standing about you and watching.
Others are watching as well.
When you work with passion—fueled by the great fire within, you ignite the flame of inspiration in others. This is what it means to wear your soul on the outside, and it is one of the many ways you can make a difference in someone else’s life.
How are you infusing your work with love? How are you providing fuel for someone else’s fire?
Pass It On!