After yoga this morning, I went to meet a friend for coffee on my way to work. I click-clicked on my way in front of the Monterey Post Office as my eyes caught the gaze of a slender, tall gentleman. He was wearing several layers of clothes and was smoking a cigarette. “Good morning, Miss,” he called out to me, revealing his one protruding tooth. “Good morning!” I replied. “There’s just one thing I want from you today,” he said rather seriously. “And what is that?” I stopped in front of him. “Would you please give me a hug?” he asked. I let my head fall back in laughter and gave him a big bear hug, he held me tightly and whispered “thank you” in my ear.
The yoga instructor had asked us today in class, “What are you passionate about?” She repeated the question numerous times in the hour-long class and really urged us to think about it, to consider it, to embrace it. I didn’t have to think too much to know that I am passionate about people. Put aside allegations of extroversion, introversion, socialitism, etc. – I simply love people. I love interacting with people, I love emotions, I love when people are passionate, I love opinions, character, feelings, human creation, art. My interaction with the gentleman this morning was a great practical example of my passion for people.
What are you passionate about? I hope your passion is attainable in your daily life and that you receive the gift of it today.