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On day 3 Kat asks us “What do you love?”

I think this is such a brilliant question.

I really loved pondering my answer.

I love this question so much I’d like to make a proposal.

I’d like to phase out the tired smalltalk tradition of asking people ‘What do you do?’ and I’d like it to be replaced with ‘What do you love?’

To some people what that do is what they love, and that’s great.

If that’s what you love I’d like to hear about it.

When people talk about what they love, they speak with passion. Their eyes sparkle and they become more animated.

Imagine the varied and interesting responses from the people you’re talking to if instead of asking someone what they do, or what their occupation is, you said to them simply “And so, what do you love?”

Imagine their eyes as they reveal to you what makes their heart sing, their smiles as they think about what it is they love. Really listen to their answer as you hear the enthusiasm in their voice. Imagine what you’d learn.

As for me – in no particular order (and this is certainly not an exhaustive list) –

I love:





the ocean



when my husband still looks at me as if maybe I’m magic

hugs from my two little people


great conversations

feeling inspired and lit up

rock music

the full moon on a clear night

the colour red



comfy clothes

pop culture t-shirts





sleep-ins (oh so rare these days)


choc-mint in any incarnation

and increasingly (and surprisingly) running!


How about you?

I would love for you to answer the question in the comments;

What do you love?


{ This is my response to Day 3 of August Moon 14 – a reflective writing challenge created by the gorgeous Kat McNally.   Yeah, I’m a little late to the party, but these prompts from August were so delicious I couldn’t let them pass me by.

For more of what Kat has to offer, head over to her website.

You’ll be glad you did.}


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