meraki [may-rah-kee] (adjective)
This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing, whatever it may be. Meraki is often used to describe cooking or preparing a meal, but it can also mean arranging a room, choosing decorations, or setting an elegant table.
(Hephaestos, Greek God of metalworking, masonry and sculpting.)
I came upon this word today, stumbling across it then finding a definition.
I think this is a great word. I know lots of people who find joy in art, but everyone has something they find pleasure in creating. Be it a clean house, happy children, putting your heart and soul into something you create or do.
So my question is, what do you do with meraki?
There will be a surprise for the respondents!!!