Passion Creates Vitality (part 1 of 2)

Posted: 10th November 2006 by Glenda (and Jack) in communication, passion
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When I teach people techniques for giving a speech, there is one thing I always tell them: “If you have passion about your topic, God will give you the words and the ability to say it.” Speakers can be lacking in professional abilities that make a great speaker, but if they have passion about what they are saying, they are often more exciting and worthwhile to listen to.

We also need passion in our daily lives. Each person needs at least one thing in life to be passionate about. I have many passions but one is that I love to create a relaxed but fun type environment in our home. Because I knew my last couple of months were going to be filled with commitments, I hadn’t been able to do many of the things we enjoy in a quiet sort of way. This is the first week that I can say we’ve been able to just relax and enjoy things for a while. I love being busy and productive, but I love taking time to experience the joy of being still.

This week? One night we had several people over for a pot luck supper. Another night my husband and I relaxed in lawn chairs while pondering the stars and admiring palm tree shadows with streaks of light glistening on some of the fronds. Last night I made a nice meal of old-fashioned comfort foods, and later we read a book aloud to each other while having nice coffee served from a tray. Once in a while we find a humorous book we like to share so we’ll take turns reading aloud. This one we’re reading now is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.

It’s been a simple but enjoyable week. There are no grand events going on. We simply have a passion for sharing a quiet time to enjoy each other’s company and look for ways to do that.

If people have nothing to be passionate about, their faces show it. Their spirit shows it. Their body language shows it. Though sometimes specific dreams need to be put on hold for a while, everyone can still have passion.

What are you passionate about?

~ Glenda 
  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for refreshing my day! Love, Alice

  2. Anonymous says:

    You are so right. When we lack passion in our lives, we are the losers. I suppose my passion at this point in my life would have to be my family and vine ripe tomatoes. Hope you have a great evening. Love ya, Benita

  3. Anonymous says:

    As one of the lucky guests at the potluck supper, I would like to say thankyou for hosting an awesome time of relaxation and fellowship. You have a gift for creating an atmosphere of welcome and fun…See you tonite :) Debbie

  4. godsend says:

    I have so many passions. It’s hard to find time to cram them all into my schedule. But that sitting down and enjoying the quiet is one of the best. Thanks for putting it into words. After reading that, I feel like grabbing a cup of coffee and a good book myself now!