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I saw a post earlier this week that posted the image below
and then asked, “What are you passionate about?” 
What are you passionate about? | Chase life. Love people. Choose joy. A #newpost from @bigpittstop
I didn’t think about it too much and quickly
typed out this response.
“‘m passionate about
using my life experiences to pour in to others, build community and connect
people, and finding ways to choose Joy! (yes that includes good restaurants,
coffee dates, belly laughing and listening!)”
I’ve been thinking about it all day.  If I were to stop and think about it would I answer
any different? 
You know, I don’t think so. 
Those are the things I am about. 
Not just as @bigpittstop, but me – KP. 
So, why am I writing this and verbally processing with
you? 
Because what I’ve more been thinking about is authenticity.  It’s one of the things I strive for most in
my life.  I have a terrible poker face,
but I’m impeccably consistent in my demeanor. 
What you see is what you get. 
Usually.  Almost always. 
I hope and believe that the things listed above, are the
things I commit to in my every day. 
 I’ve
really been spending a lot of time lately figuring out what is fluff and what
is the good stuff.  Cutting the fluff and
keeping the good stuff.  For me, the good
stuff includes people and joy.  So many
of the things we continue to commit ourselves to drain us.  I mean really suck the life from
us.  Yet, we feel obligated to them and
we feel obligated to the relationships. 
You are not going to hear me tell you to shun people in your life and
cut them out, because I love people.  But you CANNOT pursue
relationships that are just not meant to be. 
Friends. Co-workers. Business relationships. Volunteer Opportunities.
Instead, chase the good things.  Chase the opportunities that are worth trying.  Chase the people that are going to breathe
life in to you.  Chase dreams that push wind in
your sails.  Chase adventure, you will be
glad you did.  Chase scary things, you
just might succeed. I mean chase….
To round things out I finished my same day of Facebook “reading”
by seeing this quote by Frederick Buechner, “The place God calls you to is
the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
May it be so!