Romancing the Job
I think everyone who loves their job has to have a certain almost romantic flair for what they do. Some jobs just sell themselves as fun, but when you have certain jobs most people would say were boring you really have to love what you do. For example, I'm an engineer for an oil company. When I describe my job I tell them I do computer simulation of of oil in the ground and determine the best way to get it to the surface. Most people kinda have this, "Uck, how boring" expression when I tell them that, but to me its incredible what I do. I travel the world looking for the substance that makes our modern life possible, and take tiny clues about what might be down there, put them together, and paint a picture of something two miles below the surface of the Earth, without ever having seen it. To me there is this passion for it, and think anyone who really loves there job has a spectacular passion for it.