Thursday, September 2, 2010

What is Your Passion?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Haagen Dazs. All opinions are 100% mine.

Passion. Websters defines passion as "a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept."  We all have a passion that drives us.  That passion can take different forms for each of us.  For some of us, that passion can be our work, an artistic pursuit, our families, or any number of other things.

What is your passion?  Over the years, I have had several passions.  At times, I have had a passion for photography; in particular sports and landscape photography.  Sports has always been a passion for me, both as an observer and participant.  Other times, I have had a passion for cooking.  Over the years, my passions have changed in their intensity.  Some have taken a back seat to other interests, and some have faded to mere interests.  None have completely died.

There is one passion, however, that always remained strong and is probably the overriding passion in my life, aside from my family.  That would be my love for music.  For as long as I can remember, music has been an important part of my life.  My quote for my senior year of my high school yearbook, I said that "Music will always be man's way of communicating his innermost thoughts and desires."  I still feel that way today.

The great thing about music is that it is universal.  It covers the whole gamut of emotions in the human experience.  Everybody has a song, or in my case songs, that bring back memories.  Every couple it seems has "their" song.  For some folks, the song they played for their first dance at their wedding reception brings the good times to mind.  I think our first dance was either "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw" or "Friends in Low Places."
When my son was younger, he loved Kenny Chesney's song "When the Sun Goes Down."  With his autism, he liked to listen to the same songs over and over again.  We were driving to a vacation in North Carolina and for almost the entire 6 hour drive, he wanted to listen to that song and have his old man sing along with it.  Good times.  I can't hear that song without thinking about that time.  There are just so many other songs that bring back specific memories.

The folks at Haagen Dazs have a passion for ice cream.  They also want to share the passions of some of Canada's most interesting personalities through their sponsorship of the television show Passion Profiles.  The show is hosted by ET Canada's Cheryl Hickey.  She brings you up close and personal to some of Canada's most interesting personalities.  Musician Jann Arden will be featured on the September 8th episode of Passion Profiles.
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  1. "Dickster's Random Thoughts" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.

  2. thanks, FishHawk, you know you aren't bad for a Cowboy fan :-)



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