Work is Love made Visible
I came across this passage from Kahlil Gibran the other day and I LOVED IT. I thought you might too.
When you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream,
assigned to you when that dream was born,
And in keeping yourself with labor you are in truth loving life,
And to love life through labor is to be intimate with life's inmost secret....
To work with love 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 of 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.
-Kahlil Gibran (from The Prophet)