Passions…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was sublime. A series of purple hues over a hot landscape as I watched from a balcony. The colors were almost unreal, and I was amazed at the sights and sounds. As I watched I considered a lot, as I have for the last day, and was at peace if only for a moment.

I talk (Write) a lot about passion. Passion has driven me for all of my adult life, and much of my life. A passion to learn, a passion to win, a passion to do more, to see more, to experience, to share, and so much more. Some would say I have been blessed by the experience I have had, some might think I have not, but in the end, I measure myself more and more as I consider my days, and what fills them. I ask for just a moment to consider all your passions and how they affect you? What drives you from day to day? What is it that makes your heart skip a beat? Is it a person? A place? A thing? An event? Or something completely different?

I ask not to compare but to know. There are so many options in the world, and so many potential passions. The passion that drives you may be meaningless to another, but it may be the driving force forever to you. Think about it. If you knit, there may be others who are not so fond of knitting but it may be your passion. If you drive fast, a completely different set of feelings may be in play. Remember your passion is to you alone, your passion is a feeling that makes you complete and you should do it for you.

I wish sometimes I had just one passion. The world would be an easier place for me. I suppose my passion is to driveshootlovelaughwritesmilelearnphotgraphcreatedestroybuild and maybe a little more. As I sit here tonight, I smile at the depth of the passions I have experienced, and where I have been good at some, I am a little better at others. Each day I try to lift that envelope a little higher to challenge myself, each day is an adventure.

So as the sun sets on another day, make your passions good, or make them great, but make them every day. Your passions are yours and you can be the best you need to be for you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love hard, and live harder every day…

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