What’s Your Passion?

Nov 7, 2011


What energizes you? What could you do easily for hours? What leaves you longing to do more?

One of the marks of a truly successful life is one that is filled with a sense of deep purpose, one that is passionate and also is at peace.

Many years ago one of my favorite TV shows was Roy Rogers. Every Saturday morning I looked forward to the next episode. I was sad upon hearing Happy Trails at the close of the show knowing that it would be another whole week until I saw my favorite program again. I was shocked that Saturday when my Dad surprised the whole family by taking us to see the Roy Rogers Show in person in Kansas  City,Mo.I, who was nine, at the time don’t remember many of the details of that magical day but I do know that when Roy and Dale introduced all of the members of their large family, many of whom they had adopted, I prayed that one day I could adopt too.

That was the beginning of my interest in adoption.

Even though it would be thirty-five more years until I would adopt my own little girl from Russia, the desire was there within me. My interest was strong. My passion was growing.

Today having experienced two international adoptions my heart yearns to help the orphan and to encourage others who long to adopt themselves.

This passion spills over in many ways. I have book shelves filled with books about adoption. I have many friends who have adopted themselves. And I participate in a church that is supportive of adoption.

So what is your passion? What turns you on?

Our passions are connected with deep inner longings. God created us with these longings and desires. Listen to yours. Maybe there is something that you’ve needed to do but haven’t acted on yet.  Your passions are a vitally important part of you. When  you begin to live out your passions your life will take on a new energy and a fresh excitement.

You’re never too old.


What’s your passion?




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