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#JusJoJan Day 4 ~ Are You “Passionate?”

I’m not sure why, but this concept of Just Jot It January has intrigued me.  Each day, there is a one-word prompt, and participants are encouraged to just jot something down in response.  Well, today’s word is “Passionate,” and when I saw it, visions of my dad came sharply to mind.  You see, my daddy had this saying:

“Find someone who is passionate about what they do,
and they’ll always do a good job for you.”

As I have grown older, I have come to understand the truth of what he said.  It doesn’t matter whether the person is your banker or the guy who shoes your horses – if he is passionate about his work, that work most likely will be of quality.

It was easy to tell that our builder was passionate about what he was doing as he lovingly rubbed his hands over the wood.  The guy who repairs our appliances is so proud of having built his family owned business with his sons.  It’s not about the money being made or the importance of position.  It’s about the love of the task.

I’m curious.  Do you tend to hire people who are passionate?  Do you surround yourselves with passionate people?  Are you passionate in your own pursuits? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!


#JusJoJan 2018 Day 2 – Boisterous

I’ve never, ever done one of these things before – not even sure I completely know what a Pingback is or how it works.  That said, when I read Dan Anton’s post, and saw that the word was “Boisterous,” well, I decided to play along –

Because when you live with this:

Cute Roxy

and she looks all sweet and innocent, sleeping on the love seat


but you know that reeeeeaaallly there is nothing sweet and innocent about her, and that she is super quick


and has been known to tear things up


and that she likes to wake you up by putting SQUEEKY THINGS IN YOUR FACE…


well, that’s our Roxy girl…and she is the very definition of BOISTEROUS!  Thanks, Linda, for letting my play today!