We Make Love All Day

March 30th, 2010

This is a shot of just a portion of the wall in our art director’s office. It’s almost completely covered with past covers of our magazine, and I realized today when I walked by it how much daily inspiration and beauty it provides. And how lucky I am to work in an environment in which beauty is a requirement. Sometimes I forget how holy it is to be able to follow your calling, to name your passion and claim it. Doing work that uses the best part of you is an act of love — for yourself, your family, your friends, your coworkers — but it’s not always easy to achieve. A wonderful book on this topic is An Artist in the Office (How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week) by Summer Pierre. You don’t have to be an artist to appreciate her suggestions on how to make office life more creative–it’s helpful for anyone whose day job threatens to throttle their real passion. And in the meantime, devote part of a wall to the beauty you want to bring into your life…and watch it happen.

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