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Word Nerd:Meraki

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsymeraki definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyMeraki means to do something with absolute passion and devotion. Meraki is a modern Greek word derived from the Turkish word merak (labor of love).

Meraki is the essence of yourself put into your work or whatever you are doing. Meraki is closely related to artistic or creative endeavors, however meraki can be applied to anything you are doing so long as you are doing it with all your heart in it. Meraki is thought of as an untranslatable word into English, though verve (enthusiasm, vigor, and spirit) and ardor (intense devotion, eagerness, and zeal) both come quite close.

meraki madness mindset 2 digital art piece by Ella of LaWhimsyI created this with meraki as my inspiration and my driving force. I’m calling it Meraki Madness Mindset! ~ Ella

As far as words describing artistic or creative passion go I’m particularly fond of verve, though meraki may begin to rival it. The entire notion behind feeding the creative force within one is to place it out in the world with a bit of yourself left within it’s humble echo of design and meraki is that in a fabulous word! As a quaintrelle I feel that meraki is a word and notion that needs to be cultivated and lived on the daily. What do you think of it?

Namaste ~ Ella

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