Saturday, December 4, 2010

Passion, Passion, Who's Got A Passion?

PASSION is defined as a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything.

Do you have a passion? I am not really sure I do. As I have thought about this over the years, it has brought great concern to me. I would like one, but what?

Now, don't get me wrong, I do enjoy things in life and I am grateful for them all. In fact, everyday when I go to work, I thank God for a beautiful tree that I pass by. (I love that tree)

I have never been a perky or an in your face type person. I have never had the energy to be like that. There really isn't anything that gets me going. That gives me the can't eat, can't breath, can't sleep without it feeling. Is this wrong to feel this way? Should I be more energetic?

I do have a great love for my Heavenly Father and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love my family, friends, blogging, Helen Keller, disabled people, organizing and looking at pretty things. But, I am not shouting these things from the roof tops-so to speak- and am not constantly talking about it.

So, my question is: Does this mean I don't have a true passion for these things or is it just okay to have a quite passion in my heart?

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7 comments:

Deb said...

I think so often when we think of the word passion....we think it has to be something that everybody else can see that we're "passionate" about...when, as a CHRIST-ian...our passion should be for Jesus, just like you said!! Keep on trusting in your "quiet" passion for HIM, Ms. Karen!!!

Uncle Tom said...

Karen has a great passion for always doing the right thing and being right with the people she associates with. We should all have that same passion - the world would be a much better place to live in.

Candace said...

I think a quiet passion is okay, my friend. Love the Christmas theme over here! It looks wonderful!

Sue said...

A quiet passion is a passion all the same. Some people are "out there" and some people play their cards closer to the chest.

Neither way is better. People are just different, and they have different ways of expressing their interests.

I like the way you express yours!

=)

Grandma Honey said...

I think passion comes in waves. Even things we dearly love, we have our peaks and valleys.

Elder Chris Spendlove said...

I feel the same way, Sis. Mortensen. I rarely feel "explosive" about sharing the gospel or my talents or anything like that, but I do love doing those things. I think being personally eccentric is just as important as (if not more than) being publicly extravagant about our passions. Thanks for the food for thought!

Kim said...

Is anybody passionate about digging ditches? Cleaning toilets? Sorting mail? Sometimes a job is just a job and needs to be done. Not everyone can be an artist or a singer or a talk show host like Oprah. I think we should pour our "passion" into our relationships—our family and friends.