Monday, December 7, 2015

Finding Your Passion + #MotivatingMonday Link-Up

I conduct a writing class for high school kids with special needs. They are cheerful, happy, full of mischief, and life. Every day we explore a new topic and talk a little bit about it. Today the subject was about machines vs. appliances. It was interesting to discuss the difference between the two. It was somewhat difficult to comprehend the slight difference. We finally came to the understanding that appliances are things that exist to make household chores easier. Machines go beyond that and include everything else. One of the students has blossomed with her writing and looks forward to it every day. She has found something that she really enjoys! It makes me so happy to see that because most of the time writing is greeted, at best, with luke-warm enthusiasm. She comes from difficult circumstances and has acted out to the point she was removed from her home and taken into state custody. If we can help her to develop skills that she feels good about, the chances of rehabilitating her are good! If we can tap into something she is passionate about, those chances increase exponentially.
I have decided that I am a results-oriented person and am the most happy when I am learning and growing, developing new skills, thoughts and ideas! I find that when I find something I am interested in, I go back to it time and time again! And yes, bargain shopping does qualify as a passion! I hope that whatever makes you happy that you will do it, whether that is building relationships, creating beautiful things, or making delicious food! Creativity never stops!
Image by Cole Gleave
Today is Motivating Monday!  We all need a little motivation!  I, for one, love to explore other sites for motivating, non-sponsored posts, tips, pictures and videos! Sponsored posts are great and I appreciate the information from well-written and authentic sponsored posts, but I really love non-sponsored posts because they are all about what the writer thinks, believes, and knows and less about catering to a specific brand! If I happen to find a great non-sponsored post, I'll link it up and share it with you here and on Twitter via the #MotivatingMonday hashtag!  It's like being featured!  I can miss some amazing posts, but I don't want to!  So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too!  I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize! Remember, any link to your posts helps your blog numbers increase! (Affiliate links OK)

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