Yesterday, I was waiting for a coffee at Wendell's in Franconica, NH (have to give a shout out to this place) and I happened to looked up and see the following quote written in chalk on the ceiling, "Life without passion is unforgivable." Wow, I thought, I need to remember this one. I smiled as the woman handed my my drink...I'm definitely passionate about coffee. Ok, borderline obsessed but that's passion in a way, right? Seriously though, this quote made me pause to think about how unbelievably lucky I am to have not one, but several things that I am passionate about. As I drove home, I started a list in my head - I'm incredibly passionate about my family and friends. I'm also passionate about running, coaching, skiing, and music. There were more but you get the drift. I then realized how amazing it is that I can carry out all of these activities, in some way, shape or form with my family and friends. For example, I can run with my teammate, who happens to be one of my best friends, I can run with the fabulous girls that I coach and I can run with my own girls any time. I can ski with my family and friends and I can go see music with anyone who might want to join me - family, friends, friends of friends. And so on. This exercise put me in such an incredibly good mood and as I pulled into our driveway I sat and just took a moment to myself. How sad, I thought, for anyone who can't drum up a little passion for someone or something that they love. Moving forward, I decided, I need to remind myself not only of these passions, but why I have them. Yes, life without passion is truly unforgivable.
Listen to this:
All of Me -Tanlines