This morning I was talking to my good friend, Deanna, who is an avid gardener. This is her time of the year. She's been planning gardens and growing seeds. Those are some of her passions. I admitted to her that although I love the thought of gardening, it's just not in me to do it. She said something about me following other passions and she's right.
I was reading an email from one of my sisters today. She mentioned how tired she was after work, but that she's never too tired to go to dance class. I'm in awe of her. She's been taking ballroom dancing lessons for a few years and has won numerous competition trophies and ribbons. She does what you see in that photo. Amazing! It's her passion.
When I think of my younger sister, I immediately think of cats. She and I are passionate about them. We love all kinds of cats. We always have and always will. We've even met and petted the big cats - Siberian tigers, white tigers, Bengal tigers, and lions. If we could have, we'd have taken them home with us. Cats are our passions.
Instead of feeling inadequate because I don't enjoy gardening or know how to ballroom dance, I'm finally embracing those things about which I AM passionate - cats, crafting, writing, and music. I think that's enough to keep me busy.
Pursue and embrace your passions. We've each been given different talents and interests. We are not all interested in planting gardens, rescuing cats, or dancing professionally. Do what you love and don't worry about the rest.