Monday, September 25, 2006

The Fire Within

When my son went to the daycare to pick up Chloe, she didn't want to leave. My guess is that all the two year old boys were offering up part of their lunches to sit next to Chloe. She'll be the daycare heartbreaker! Chloe's mother, Stacy, also had a good day so my wife can check these things off her list of things to worry about. Now if I can just get her to stop worrying about that asteroid that might hit planet earth!

Yesterday was one of those hectic, busy days where I felt like I was meeting myself coming and going. At the end of the day I was tired but not sure what I accomplished. I felt like the day controlled me instead of me controlling the day. That is never a good thing. One oasis in the day was lunch with a friend. This friend has been through a recent retreat experience that really has her fired up. My introverted personality was almost overwhelmed by her extroverted enthusiasm. At the same time, I was happy to see such joy and passion. Too many of us lack these things in our lives and beliefs. I know I sometimes feel like much of life is simply an aggravation and my mantra at times is "Just leave me alone!" Of course, somewhere within all of us is passion and there is much in life that should fill us with joy. How we express our passion or experience our joy can vary from person to person. Certainly an extroverted person can seem to have more emotional than an introverted person but we are all human and we all feel. Do not worry if you don't feel the fire and enthusiasm that others seem to have. Some of us are ablaze and others on a slow but long lasting burn. We all have a fire within us and we will find the passion that will at times turn our spark into a flame. If your fire is out, stoke the embers, grab some kindling, and throw on another log.

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