Loved the scenery in Phong Nha Ke-Bang. So mysterious and green 🌳〰
Word of the year 2018
MERAKI [may-rah-kee] is my word for the year 2018. It's a beautiful word I would love to live my life by.. It's a greek word which means to do something with soul, creativity or love; to put something of yourself in the work. This could be anything (desire to write, passion to paint, or even things like cleaning up). Basically, anything where you leave a piece of your soul/self in your work. The only english equivalent I could find is adour but it does not exactly mean the same as "meraki". I truly believe that whatever we do, we should do it with passion. Passion here is with respect to what we do for the people we love and what we do for ourselves not career wise, how we do something creative or how we share ourselves with those we love. It could be for example preparing a meal or just making cup of coffee for the husband, purchasing a gift for someone, making a home with the one you love.
We put time, thought and energy for that work. We leave a piece of ourselves behind. In the coming year I want to do everything with zeal and live for the moment. Every single thing I do, day in and day out, it will be done with meraki, with love, with devotion.
When we do something with all our heart, the labour of love speaks for itself. At the same time, you feel better about the things you do, a sense of satisfaction is what you gain.