November 15, 2021
“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
I am doing pretty well after my bout of pneumonia. Hopefully I will be able to again publish the daily on a regular basis.
One of the things that helps me stay up is the inspiration I get from some of my fellow senitors. One I find especially inspiring is more than one hundred years old. She has a great sense of humor plus she does not let her age keep her from leading an active life. The following story reminds me of my friend.
What is your Passion?
On a particular Wednesday morning, I was waiting for a tram, after consulting with a client. A lady walked up to the tram stop, while pushing a walking aide. As soon as we looked at each other, we smiled. In a recent edition of my newsletter – Ideal Insights, I spoke about the power of a smile, which is an exchange of positive energy. I started a conversation with her, and then we boarded the tram. I sat next to her, and we spent the next 20 minutes, having a friendly chat.
This lady’s name is Patricia; she is 73 years old, looks very vibrant, very energetic, and was a pleasure to talk to. On that particular day, she was on her way to her choir rehearsal. As it happens, she sings for the ‘Choir of Hope and Inspiration’. How appropriate, I thought!
She goes to choir rehearsal twice a week, and travels interstate to perform. Now, you could be saying, she does all this at age 73? Yes, even at age 73, she has such a contagious positive energy. Her vitality was obvious in her speech and her actions.
You see, Patricia is so happy, vibrant, and energetic because of the passion factor. She has such a passion for what she does, and that is the reason why she catches public transport, with a walking aide, in the middle of winter, to her choir rehearsals.
I see through my work in the self help industry, that people like Patricia are in the minority. The masses of the population have given themselves permission to miss out on living with passion. Choose in favour of your passion. If you feel passionate about something, make a decision based on what you are passionate about. Doing so will be beneficial in the long term. If you are passionate about something, that passion can be used as a driving force to face any challenge ahead.
Passion is defined as a strong feeling towards something, an object of enthusiasm. To do something properly or to your liking, you must be passionate about achieving your desired end result. The more passionate you are, the more you will be emotionally attached to getting to the result that you seek. Being passionate can mean becoming so consumed by what you wish to achieve, that in your mind, there is no room for compromise or settling for less. This is a great starting point in the process of bringing to fruition, what you seek.
Aristotle said that passion is one of the causes for all human action. Be that as it may, you would be wise to direct more passion into your actions which lead you to the result that you seek. In other words, whatever you are doing to get what you desire, do it passionately.
Anything that you put your passion into, you will be good at. It is a simple universal law, applicable to everyone, at all times. When people ask me why I love what I do, and I do what I love, my response is simple – ‘I am passionate about creating lasting positive changes in people and organisations.’
So, come and join the Patricia’s of this world, and allow yourself to be driven by passion. After reading this story, please ask yourself the following questions:
1. What is your passion factor at the moment?
2. How can you unleash more passion in your life?
3. How will living with passion support your personal growth?
What better way to end this story than with this quote from Mac Anderson . . . ‘You can’t fake passion. It is the fuel that drives any dream and makes you happy to be alive.’
Inspired by passionate Patrica and written by Ron Prasad
“Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.”
Jon Bon Jovi
A blonde died and went to Heaven. When she got to the Pearly Gates, she met Saint Peter who said, “Before you get to come into Heaven, you have to pass a test.”
“Oh, No!” she said but Saint Peter said not to worry he’d make it easy.
“Who was God’s son?” said Saint Peter.
The Blonde thought for a few minutes and said, “Andy!”
“That’s interesting… What made you say that?” said Saint Peter.
Then She started to sing, “Andy walks with me! Andy talks with me! Andy tells me…”
“In our family,” a little girl told her teacher, “everybody marries relatives. My father married my mother, my uncle married my aunt, and the other day I found out that my grandmother married my grandfather.”
Wanda’s dishwasher quit working so she called a repairman. Since she had to go to work the next day, she told the repairman, “I’ll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I’ll mail you a check. Oh, by the way don’t worry about my bulldog. He won’t bother you. But, whatever you do, do NOT, under ANY circumstances, talk to my parrot!”
“I REPEAT, DO NOT TALK TO MY PARROT!!!”
When the repairman arrived at Wanda’s apartment the following day, he discovered the biggest, meanest looking bulldog he has ever seen. But, just as she had said, the dog just lay there on the carpet watching the repairman go about his work.
The parrot, however, drove him nuts the whole time with his incessant yelling, cursing and name calling. Finally the repairman couldn’t contain himself any longer and yelled, “Shut up, you stupid ugly bird!”
To which the parrot replied, “Get him, Spike!”
There are too many little girls trying to be women and too many women trying to be little girls.
Courses That Men Think All Women Should Take in College
–Silence, the final frontier: Where no woman has gone before.
–The undiscovered side of banking: Making deposits
–Parties: Going without new outfits
–Man Management: Minor household chores can wait till after the game.
–Bathroom Etiquette 1: Men need space in the bathroom cabinet too.
–Bathroom Etiquette 2: His razor is his
–Communication Skills 1: Tears – The last resort, not the first
–Communication Skills 2: Thinking before speaking
–Communication Skills 3: Getting what you want without nagging
–Driving a Car Safely: A skill you CAN acquire
–Telephone Skills: How to hang Up
–Introduction to Parking.
–Advanced Parking: Backing Into a Space
–Water Retention: Fact or Fat
–Cooking 1: Bringing back bacon, eggs and butter
–Cooking 2: Bran and Tofu are not for human consumption
–Cooking 3: How not to inflict your diets on other people
–Compliments: Accepting them gracefully
–PMS: Your Problem… Not his
–Dancing: Why men don’t like to
–Classic Clothing: Wearing outfits you already have
–Household Dust: A harmless natural occurrence only women notice
–Integrating Your Laundry: Washing it all together
–Oil and Gas: Your car needs both
–TV Remotes: For men only
What do you call a schizophrenic Zen Buddhist?
A man who is at two with the universe
Mr. Weiss ordered a pair of pants from a local tailor. When they were not ready in the promised two weeks, Weiss agreed to wait another two weeks, and then another two weeks, until finally after six months, the tailor presented him with his new pants and displayed them proudly for everyone to see.
“I want to ask you a question,” Weiss said to the tailor. “How come God Almighty was able to create the world, the entire universe, in only 6 days, and it took you six months to make a pair of pants?”
“Ahhh,” replied the tailor, “Look at the condition of the world and then look at this gorgeous pair of pants.”
To be happy, drop the words “if only” and substitute the words “next time”.
A widower who never paid any attention to his wife while she was alive now found himself missing her desperately. He went to a psychic to see if he could contact his late wife.
The psychic went into a trance. A strange breeze wafted through the darkened room, and suddenly, the man heard the unmistakable voice of his dearly departed wife.
“Honey!” he cried. “Is that you?”
“Yes, my husband.”
“Are you happy?”
“Yes, my husband.”
“Happier than you were with me?”
“Yes, my husband.”
“Then Heaven must be an amazing place!”
“I’m not in Heaven, dear.”
I’m paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rearview mirror.
Mr. Jones patted his daughter’s hand fondly, and told her, “Your boyfriend came to me today, and told me that he wants to marry you, and I gave my consent.” Oh, Daddy, I’m so happy…..” gushed his daughter, “but it’s going to be so hard to leave mother after we’re married.” “I understand perfectly, my dear,” beamed her dad. “You can just take her with you.
“If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.”
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