Ever pay for gymnastics? I'm not talking about the recreational, park district classes, either. I mean the gymnastics classes that prep a kid for team competitions. classes where the gymnasts attend multiple sessions a week, for many, many hours of heavy-duty athletic activity.
If you have, then you know that those pre-team and team class paychecks leave a noticeable dent in your checkbook. And that is why, each time I pull out a pen to write Corinne's gymnastic school another check, I ask her,
"Do you like it? Or do you LOVE it?"
And every time, with her eyes shining and head bopping up and down, she earnestly responds, "Oh, I LOVE IT, Mommy! I LOVE IT!"
I was judging a speech meet today and met a man who is a producer for a television show. He judges while the show is on its winter break. I was interested and asked him about his profession,
"Tell me; do you like it? Or do you love it?"
"I LOVE IT. It's the best job ever."
I smiled. "Then you are a lucky man, indeed."
Driving home, I wondered, do I like my job? Or do I LOVE it?
It didn't take me more than a breath to realize that I love it. I LOVE IT. I love every job I own.
Parenting? Love it.
Homeschooling? Love it.
Blogging? Love it.
Co-producing Listen To Your Mother in Chicago? Love it.
It's been a while since anything has uplifted my spirits quite as much as that realization in my van today.
Tell me; Do you like your job? Your life? Or do you LOVE it?
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