A Passion For Life

As I’ve gotten older, certain things have become more important to me than they were to my younger self.  I no longer stay friends with people who treat me poorly.  I no longer care about the latest trendy gadget on the market that everyone “has to have.”  And I have learned that a life without passion is no life at all.

I have met many people over the years, and the ones who always stand out are the ones with passion.  Now, I’m not talking about the push-you-up-against-the-wall-and-kiss-you-in-the-pouring-rain type of passion so common in romantic films (I’m looking at you, The Notebook!), but the yearning for something more than the ordinary life.  This is the type of person who cannot go a day without playing an instrument, who stay in low-paying careers because they absolutely love what they do, and who light up when they talk about something that is important to them.

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Silent Auctions: A Lesson In Getting What You Want

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Have you ever experienced the sheer delight of getting something that you really want?  Something that you see and just have to have?  Doesn’t it just fill you with happiness when you finally do get it?

Yesterday, the 5K that I ran in–my third of the year–was immediately followed by a festival.  The whole event benefitted foster children in the local area and there were so many post-race activities, I found it hard to leave.  While young girls showed off their clogging skills and reptiles were exhibited to excited animal lovers, there was a kids area, complete with a rock wall and inflatable obstacle courses, and plenty for the adults, including merchandise and charity booths, food trucks, and my personal favorite, silent auctions.

I love silent auctions!

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