Truly, this post was inspired by some credit card commercial. “What’s in your wallet.” LOL! I couldn’t help but think of that silly question when I started contemplating passions. I would say, though, that a better question is what’s on your calendar.
There are some things I really enjoy:
- Directing my children’s choir
- Social Media
- Digital Scrapbooking
These are also the things on which I spend the majority of my undesignated time. Beyond my faith and family, and besides the tasks I have to do, I relish opportunity to participate in any of these things and find myself thinking about them when I can’t actually “play.”
Wanna know how I know these are my passions? Here are a few observations. The Sprint Cup race schedule is actually posted on my fridge and I schedule the races on my recorder (along with three or four shows that follow just in case they bleed over) every week. I daydream new ideas for my kids’ choir and new layouts for my girls’ scrapbooks. I’m always jotting down notes for a new blog article.
And as for writing, lemme tell ya. The other day I waited in a drive-through, for a milk shake for my new brace-wearing teenager, and a truck drove by. Iron Mountain Secure Document Disposal. By the time I picked up my girls and their friend, I could tell them the whole story I’d made up about mistaken identity and a crazy heist. My daughter’s friend chimed in, “You got all that from a truck?” Ha! Needless to say, writing fiction totally jazzes me!
I know I’ve heard ministers say that you can see people’s hearts by what is on their calendar and in their checkbook. In the past I’ve heard it in a negative tone that tended to judge if there weren’t enough church activities. I’m not one to judge, though. I’m actually truly curious.
And there is a point to this coming up next week! Check out Passions USED!
Your Turn: What’s your passion? What jazzes you and gets most of your off-time?