July 29, 2016 – The Tail of Two Passions – Part Five

If I had to choose one of my passions to be my job what would I do? What what I choose? I’ve thought for a long time how fun and great it would be to work for the Bears. I mean I bleed orange and blue. In my house, two rooms and one of my bathrooms is nothing but Bears stuff. From September to February my life revolves around the Bears and NFL football. Most of my vacation days are taken due to football.

So what would I choose? Animals. I’d choose working to save the animals. Both passions give me joy but a different kind of joy. If I worked for the Bears would I still get to really watch the game? Would I get to enjoy the events? More than likely not. Then my passion could become simply my job.

Working with animals and my passion becomes my joy. It is being put into action. You see my passion for animals has a mission, a purpose. While working on the mission to save them all, I can still experience the joy and love they give.

That said, if anyone working for the Bears is reading this, I wouldn’t say no if you offered me a job. I’m sure we could figure something out.

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July 28, 2016 -The Tail of Two Passions – Part Four

Then again I LOVE animals. They give me total joy just to look at them. I can tear up with tears of joy and tears of sadness when it comes to animals. I can’t imagine my life as a kid without pets. We got our first cat when I was about four and just always had one which then in high school became let’s say a few more. I’ve had two cats my “adult” life. My beloved Myriah for 18 years and now my beloved best friend Malachi. He just turned 16 and God willing I’ll have him many more years.

To be able to work to help truly save lives, to stop abuse, discrimination, get them all into happy homes. That would be amazing. To do this for my job, to be making a difference, that would be a fulfilling.

If I had to choose what would I do?

To be continued…..

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July 27, 2016 – The Tail of Two Passions – Part Three

If given the chance to be able to focus those eight hours a day on one of my passions and get paid for it which would I choose? I mean I LOVE sports and my beloved Chicago Bears. To talk sports and Bears football everyday. To be involved in events, in designing each year’s season tickets, being part of the on the field, behind the scenes, game day experience and happenings, oh my gosh! How cool would that be? Notice I didn’t mention being around the players? Now that would be cool to know them as a person outside of being a player but that would not be my purpose or reason in working for my beloved team. I’d never have to ask to leave early to get to an event or game again? To know I’ll be there no matter what. It’s almost to much to comprehend! But then again…

To be continued…

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July 26, 2016 -The Tail of Two Passions – Part Two

My love and passion for animals fills my need to nurture, to care for a living creature, my need to give and get love totally unconditionally. Nothing expected in return. God put something in my heart to love these creatures and work to save them and keep them safe.

I’ve felt the thrill of victory and agony of defeat as I occasionally find lost dogs or should I say they at times find me. Some I’ve gotten back home, some I’ve gotten adopted, and the hardest one is when I’m not able to catch them and they keep running. Tugs at my heartstrings. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

I’m sure many that love sports, animals, or whatever the passion is, would love their work, their job, their career, to be in the area of their passion. I mean we love it and want to spend 24 hours a day thinking about it, watching it, talking about it, living it. Or would we? Would our passion then become a job? Would we then not be able to experience it in the same way?

If given the chance to have my passion be my job would I? One of my passions absolutely, one I’m not sure any more. Which one is which?

To be continued …

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July 25, 2016 -The Tail of Two Passions – Part One

As I mentioned in my previous blogs, I have two passions. Football and animals. I love both for similar yet different reasons. They each serve a different purpose, yet the same purpose. My love of football is for fun and entertainment. It fulfills my need for competition. My need to win. My need for victory. Sports can take me to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. When my teams win, a part of me wins. When they lose, I lose. As a die hard fan, and I think I speak for many, I feel a part of the team. I often, when talking about the team, refer to them as “my” team and say “we.”  It’s like I had something to do with them winning. Well, I think I did. I mean all that cheering and yelling. I had to make a difference in the outcome right? I mean that’s why I go to the game. That’s why I watch it on TV. It matters. Right?

To be continued…..

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