Thursday, October 22, 2009

Peppery passion

Question of the day, or rather writers prompt provided by Mama Kat over at Mama's Losin it:

Describe what makes you want to live life with a passion.

Well duh. The kids. I am a lazy bag of poop. I loooove sitting every night watching tv and reading email and newspaper and doing puzzles. I will work my mind out until I drop from exhaustion, but my body? Lazy. Couch potato. No motivation. Not an ounce of inspiration.

No passion. I used to have a job filled with passion. Animal rescue. Not much more inspiring than helpless, neglected or in pain animals. The passion came from either releasing rehabilitated wild animals back into the wild or adopting cats into loving homes. I loved what I did and loved being so busy I couldn't sit down. So then I came home and would crash every evening. Not a huge deal because I was young and had a metabolism at the time and I was so active all day.

Then I got wrapped up trying to get pregnant. The depression and the treatment itself got me sitting all day on the sofa watching tv and eating. My passion I felt was being denied to me because all I wanted to do was be a mother. I knew it was my new 'calling' in life. So my passion was all sucked up trying to get those babies.

And here I am. A house full of 'em. A house full of reasons to find passion for me and for them. I want to be the mom who shows them how full of joy life can be. I want to be the mom who shows them how to have fun riding bikes and running through the woods instead of sitting in front of the tv. I want to be the mom who raises healthy, vibrant, energetic, children full of life.

That is my passion and they are my passion.


  1. Wow what a powerful and beautiful post !

  2. Isn't it nice when our passions line up with where we are in life?

  3. That's a great passion, Mira! I know it's hard to stay motivated, but just take each day for the beauty that it holds...even in the midst of the chaos! :)

  4. Sounds like a dang good passion to me. And, I was gonna say mine was stalking JT, but now that just looks dumb!

  5. Well said, Mira! And...yeah, me too!

  6. I have to tell you, I think kids just suck the passion out.

    It's so much easier to have passion when you aren't just exhausted.

  7. Kids really do keep us working to provide the best life possible for them. You sound like such a caring person...animals and babies...they make the job so rewarding, don't they!?!