Monday, February 25, 2013

Do What You Love and Do It Often - Part 2

“Do what you love” sounds glib and unrealistic sometimes, doesn't it? There are so many things we do every day that we don’t love that fitting in things that we enjoy feels like a waste of time.
  1. Problem One with “Do what you love and do it often” is that we don't know what makes us happy
  2. Problem Two is that doing what we love doesn't seem important.
Photographer's Reflection by Bien Stephenson
Photographer's Reflection, a photo by Bien Stephenson on Flickr.

I am in the middle of writing a novel. Actually, I have been writing it since November 2010. NaNoWriMo has turned into NaNoWri21/2Years. I enjoy writing (sometimes), much most of the time I push it to the back burner because there are so many more useful things to do.

Come on, this is a first novel. It’ll probably never see the light of day! Why should I devote time and energy to a project that could be spent—oh, I don’t know—weeding my garden, transcribing an interview, washing windows?

Here’s another glib saying that’s not so glib—life is short, and you only have one. Why put off the things you love, the things God meant for you to do? If He is speaking through a passion in your heart, by all means listen! Don’t relegate your love to a hobby for rainy days and weekends. Embrace it, make it a priority, mold your life around it so that everything depends on you doing what you love.

Today, choose to do one thing that you love. Maybe it’s taking a walk outside or scrapbooking or assembling a model car or reading a magazine. Whatever it is, set aside at least ten minutes to do it. Let your spirit breathe, let your heart thrill, leave the crush of responsibility for just ten minutes. Maybe more. When you’re done, post what you did in the comment section at the bottom of this post.


  1. Shannon2/26/2013

    Thank you for this timely reminder to embrace the joys of life!

  2. My pleasure, Shannon :)


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