Work and Play

When choosing a career, when deciding whether to remain in your comfort zone or to break out and try something new, when weighing the pros and cons of taking on a second job or starting a home-based business, remember the words of Gelett Burgess

“There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lie happiness.”

Yes, it’s not just about the money. Without happiness, money isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. In fact, after paying for food and basic shelter from the elements, the only reason to have money is for happiness.

Is there some play that you would like to do for work? Is there some work that for you would be play?

My happiness blog will never earn me gobs of money, but I love writing it. I still need a real source of income (my SEO business and my writing business), but it is nice to also have “work that is play”.  And much of the writing that I do for clients is “play”, although much of it is not.


  1. Lets face one fact. Blogging is a time consuming, at times frustrating ‘hobby’ many of us now have a passion for. It is this passion that keeps us at the keyboard typing articles, or interracting in our social networks. We do it because we love it, aware that most of us will not make a descent living from it … but we keep going. We are happy sharing our knowledge and creating new friendships.

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