Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 88, March 29

"I couldn't dream of working on something that didn't make my gut rumble and my heart want to explode." -- Kate Winslet. What powerful words. Kate Winslet, who lives in a galaxy far from my own, shares my feelings about excitement in our work. Without that excitement, that passion, that drive, work becomes such that. Work. Drudgery. With excitement, passion, and drive, work is a joy, something to look forward to every day. When I started this blog, I wasn't certain I could continue for the entire year. It is not always easy to write every day, to find the right words and the right spirit in which to express them. Still, I keep going because passion for "The Gratitude Project" fills me. You may question my choice of words of passion. It has different connotations, but I chose it deliberately. When you have passion for a project or an activity, it translates into energy and determination and the ability to continue. So, for today, I am grateful for passion in work.

1 comment:

  1. "Passion" is an oft misunderstood and narrowly-used word. I love your explication, "it translates into energy and determination and the ability to continue," which explains the use of the term in reference to the passion of Christ. Going back to Kate Winslet, it did make His heart explode.

    Passion is a powerful word. But where would we be without it?