Joy comes when you learn more about what you passionately love to do. – Lorrin L. Lee
Today our family will attend the graduation ceremony for our eldest son who has completed his Masters’ degree – after a less than typical and sometimes arduous journey through the U.S. education system. [Note the sweatshirt: he is actually graduating from Notre Dame University]
But what has come from this journey – and somewhat despite it – is an awareness of his passion for poverty alleviation through education reform.
Several years ago he shared with his younger brother and sister an attitude that helped him direct his educational path (that he’d heard somewhere along the way): Stop asking what you want to ‘be’ or ‘do’ when you grow up. Ask yourself what you believe is wrong in the world and what you can do to change it.
In other words, what difference can you make in the world?
In this bit-of-joy series, many quotes have focused on the ideas of being still and present in the moment – accepting what is, perhaps because by midlife we are leaving the need to ‘save the world’ to the younger folks.
But today’s thought encourages activity – what do we love to do? In this doing, we find joy.
What do you passionately love to do that brings you joy?