Service is love :: Le service est l’amour

In my experience, you will truly serve only what you love, because, as the prophet says, service is love made visible.
If you love friends, you will serve your friends.
If you love community, you will serve your community.
If you love money, you will serve your money.
And if you love only yourself, you will serve only yourself. And you will have only yourself.
So no more winning. Instead, try to love others and serve others, and hopefully find those who love and serve you in return.
— Stephen Colbert addressed the 2011 graduating class of Northwestern University. (credit:

One of the blogs that I follow is “All about work” and this week a memorable citation was posted… so I am sharing it with you. Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman on the Tonight Show!

My intense period of correcting and prepping for my classes is now over as I have marked everything that I needed to mark, and students know where they are going… so I now have two days in front of me to paint–so I embrace it with all of the love that I have for this activity, even though I am quite rusty from not having painted in awhile…

La citation ci-haut vient de Stephen Colbert qui va remplacer David Letterman dans le Tonight Show l’année prochaine.

Ma période intense de corrections et de préparation pour mes cours se termine et j’ai un peu plus de temps pour peindre… et je vais en profiter au maximum. Peindre me rend tellement heureuse et me donne un sentiment d’accomplissement incroyable… comme aucune autre activité. Je ne sais pas pourquoi…

Paper: Handbook Travelogue Series
Colours: New Gambodge, Mayan Violet, Serpentine Genuine, Indigo
Pen: Pilot Prera F
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada


2 thoughts on “Service is love :: Le service est l’amour

  1. Enjoying the greenery and warm colours of your floral . Another dreary day here, maybe will go and buy the two colours mayan violet and serpentine genuine you used in this watercolour.


    1. Hi Linda — thank you! The Mayan Violet and Serpentine Genuine are Daniel Smith Watercolours, not W&N. There is a place in Mtl where they sell Daniel Smith though… I think that it is on St. Hubert street.


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