Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Life Passions

While reading Dear John by Nicholas Sparks last night, one of the characters talked about passion and it made me think a bit. Here's the quote:

"Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temproary, because there's nothing to make it last."


I couldn't agree more.

Then I thought about my passions in life and here's a few that I came up with:
  • working with students - helping them succeed and feel confident to take risks in their learning; helping them smile and laugh.
  • living healthy
  • training to accomplish some sort of goal

What's your passion(s)?

21 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Getting engrossed in a good book. Sadly, every book must end.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

You know I've been struggling with this very question for awhile... I mean I know I love running, but I feel like I can't pinpoint what else I'm just really really passionate about.

Staci Dombroski said...

I love Nicholas Sparks!! My passion is my family, running, and friends :-) I love my job working with the students and the parents!

Marlene said...

I want to read that book (and see the movie when it comes out!) so badly. Great quote.

Anne Marie said...

Hi there!
I found your blog via another running blog.
As a former elementary school teacher and counselor I hear you with your passion:-)
I still have it too, but my newer passion is being able to be a part time SAHM to my 4yr old twins for the moment;-
oh, and tri's and running of course! n

Mary said...

Passions? What an appropriate post today! My passions are helping others, being healthy and writing. :)

Tony said...

I love how those passions were just simple and matter of fact.

My passion is motivating and inspiring my students.
Living my life with happiness and joy.
Pushing myself to limits and showing myself I can accomplish anything. And my fiancee of course.

Jon Gilchrist said...

My passions: Mia Famiglia, Personal Enlightenment, Health

Melissa said...

For me lately, it's been health. All aspects, exercise, eating, mental health, etc.

onelittletrigirl said...

Mine are health & fitness, reading and writing!

Wes said...

learning new stuff...

J said...

I want to read that book and see the movie!!

I am passionate about running and my craft stuff like scrap booking. I also love reading. There is just not enough time in the day for everything!

Jess said...

Wow that quote is sooo true. It probably explains why so many people are unhappy in their jobs. It's nothing something they're passionate about.

I reallllly want to see that movie!

Aka Alice said...

Excellent quote...
My passions? Teaching, running, friends, family

Good stuff to think about...what you do to make your passions reality...you may have given me a lesson plan for tomorrow! Thanks!

Jess said...

Oreos?

J/K, but I do have intense feelings about Oreos :)

trifitmom said...

i find this interesting. my passion is my family, my kids...yet the number 1 question i get from my parents and extended family is what are you going to do when the kids go to school ? as if I will have nothing to do. i realize that kids go to school but does that mean i don't have to do any MOM things anymore ??? i hate it, it makes me feel like being a stay at home mom is not good enough...

passion, exercise, learning new things in life, travel, friends

Kelly said...

my passion - my love affair with Chocolate!

Just kidding.

Family, love, being a nurse. Love it all.

Michelle said...

I love writing and inspiring others.

And umm, running!!! :O)

All good stuff!!!

Jason Andrew Mellet said...

my passions:

My family, wife and daughter

being healthy, and fit

triathlons and cricket

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Anne said...

Great post based on a great quote. My passions are similar to the others, except I'm increasingly passionate about my environment. Are you going to see the movie based on the book?

audgepodge said...

ooh, great topic! hmmm... running races (preferably ones that involve thousands of runners and a medal), baked goods, reality TV, playing makeup, and of course my wonderful family! ;)