What is home?
They say that home is where your heart is. Usually this is interpreted as where you feel at home in your personal life — perhaps your cozy little nook in the world, or back home with your parents over the holidays. Does this feeling of ‘home’ translate to other parts of our lives?
I was at a dinner with the ladies that I work with recently. One of the ladies was talking about her job and how much she loved it. She said that she loves the smell of the buildings, loves working with the teachers, loves helping the students, and just loves everything about her job. She feels that it is her home. This is a woman who has been a teacher for many years, retired, and is now back part time because she just couldn’t stay away.
I wish you all could have seen her face when she spoke of her job. Her eyes lit up, her smile couldn’t become wider if she tried, and her whole heart was just pouring out. This is more than her job. This is her calling. She was called to become a teacher, and she loves it.
Sometimes I think we miss our callings in life. People are called to do so many different things in this world — and I wonder how often we actually do them. Our passions become our hobbies rather than our way of life — or worse, our passions are pushed under the rug because of financial difficulties, life circumstances, and fear.
What would this world become if we all recognized our callings and actually embodied them. What if our heart’s passion became our actions? This world might be a completely different place to live.
What are your passions? What is your calling?