Passion is a strong word, isn't it? It conjures up images that may not be suitable for G-rated blogs, I suppose.
Nope, I'm not thinking about anything featured on a daytime soap opera. Instead, I'm talking about the things that stir our souls. It's different for each of us. And isn't that what makes the world such a fascinating place?
Math doesn't stir me. I can't get excited about statistics. I have no desire to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
We get caught up in the "have to's" sometimes. But what are the things which allow our souls to breathe in the hectic pace of the world? What makes our lives buzz with fervor, ardor, excitement, zeal and delight?
I find my passion in family and in the bonds that link generation to generation.
I find it in music. It may be hymns. It could be in the four-part harmony of a church choir anthem. I find it in songs on a Christian radio station, in the old standards and in Broadway tunes. I may even find it in the chaos of middle school choir on a day when a preteen girl finds her voice and lets it soar past her timidity.
I find it in God's creation all around me on our Kansas farm.
I find it in cooking and baking.
How can you help but find passion in sunrises and fresh starts?
Or in sunsets after a well-lived day?
Photography helps me see things around me with new perspective ... whether it's the big picture ...
And I find it in writing. Thanks to those of you who stop by and visit the County Line and read the words, see the photos and look at life through my eyes. May you find your passions all around you, too.
Project Alicia, Live and Love Outloud, Bumbles and Light and Sweet Violet. Today's challenge was "Passion." Could you tell?!
I'm also linked to Fresh from the Farm: Farm Photo Friday.