labor of love
something done for personal pleasure and not for money
The man's painting is a labor of love and he does not expect to make any money from it.
Benefits of Bamboo Shoots
Students often use bamboo to stay mentally focused and alert while studying. Students are able to learn easier and absorb information better with bamboo, which provides unadulterated energy field for easier learning, as well as clears dull thoughts and energy blocks. Soldiers in ancient times, under the stresses of travel and war, used bamboo to keep mentally alert and sharp. To date, many cashier desks have young bamboo shoots displayed, to increase the alertness of the cashiers.