With great passion…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was, well, amazing is a good word to use, but it does not encompass the power and fire that I saw. Outstanding, well, every sunset is outstanding as it is a moment in the day that is more noticeable than the rest. Spectacular? Perhaps, but there are so many spectacular things each day to consider. Perhaps the word for sunset is uniquely wonderful. Yes, that fits. It was uniquely wonderful.

I was reading today and came across a quote that made me smile. “People with great passion can make the impossible happen”. I smiled for a moment, got a tear in my eye, then smiled again. People with great passion. There are so many.  Passion is defined (I have done this before) as a near uncontrollable emotion. We have passion for a lot. I seem to have an over abundance. It is not a focus on relationships or sex like many people think, but instead on that feeling that you just want more, feel more, do more, than anyone else you know in an area. (Well, sometimes it is the same) I have found that passion is the spice of life. With passion we can find a way.

“But hey, you know passion isn’t all, you have to know about whatever you are doing” and a hundred other excuses come up. Passion drives you to do more, be more, and achieve more. Passion finds a way by pushing you to learn, to know, or to do. It presses action and not passive reaction. In the end, passion can do nearly anything if it is possible. It is funny, about the only thing passion can’t do is summed up by the genie in Aladdin. Maybe they built the rules from that movie. Passion cannot bring anyone back from the dead, nor can it make someone love you. I say that is funny because that is where a lot of people think passion is, in love, and it just doesn’t do what people thought.

I have passion for a list of things longer than it should be. I have had passion for people, and sadly it was rarely returned. I have had passion for places, and those places became more to me as I pressed. Mostly I have passion for passion, I want more out of life so that when day 29000 rolls around for me I can honestly say I have lived my life to the fullest I could.

So as the sun sets on another day, great passion can do the impossible. Still it is up to us to be the vessel of that passion. It is up to us to define how that passion can grow, and it is up to us to nurture passion and be that person who presses further, who finds a way, who does not embrace “no”, who is willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause, and who will be the friend that we always need, no matter what, and really mean it. Live for you passion and help others see how fantastic passion can be, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love deeply, and be more than you can imagine…

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