Awareness of why we do what we do, having a sense of purpose, is important for everyone, but particularly for those who have chosen an uphill yet satisfying life in the arts.
Bestselling author Kevin Kruse may be primarily a business writer, but this quote lays it out nicely, no matter what you do:
“Life isn’t about getting and having; it’s about giving and being.”
— Kevin Kruse
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Tree of Enchantment, Giving
by Kitras Art Glass
Sometimes a token or decoration is the best reminder of this sort of philosophy. It’s also a beautiful gift, for almost any reason. Two inches in diameter, $21 from Amazon
The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein
Some books are so classic that they can be cherished by children and adults alike, and should always be part of the library. This is one of the very best examples — an absolute essential.