I'm Thankful for PASSION

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

GOD GAVE US PASSION!

As we have shared or gratitude's and thanks over the last month I wanted to end mine with my gratitude for the God given gift of passion. Most of us were born out of passion and hopefully we were raised in homes where Mom and Dad's passion remained for each other but overall became second fiddle to love.

All of us have found our passions in life and they are as varied as we are ourselves. Our passions change throughout life. Roughly my passions ran from nuclear family, to girls, to music, and to money. Today my passion is my faith in God and for my family. BTW God is number one.

Obviously our passions can be out of order as my earlier passions were. Misplaced passion can take us away from what God had originally intended. At one time, when I lived in a small town (pop 500) I played 27 holes a day until the course was totally coved with snow. This was when the kids were infants/toddlers. Misplaced passion robed me from the earliest years of my children's earliest years. 

Growing up I saw first hand misplaced passion in the form of a work-acholic father. Dad, being a product of the Great Depression, thought the best thing he could do for the family was to work 80 hours  (or more) a week to earn as much money as possible. Because of this I did not know him until I was well into my 20's. Remember Cat's In The Cradle? My Dad lived this song.. as well as the rest of the family. I hope this song doesn't mirror the life you are living.

Because I lived it I made it my passion to be sure my children know their Dad and that I know my children. One of my favorite things (especially now that I'm retired) is to introduce myself as "Hi, I'm Bob Timm, Tina and Timmothy's father". I really do do this and it's a thrill every time as it gives me the opportunity to tell people who my children are... and I really know who my children are. 😊

This is my final entry into the Gratitude challenge put put forth by Debe Maxwell, CRS . Thank you Debe.

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Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - passion definitely plays a role. I like this quote attributed to Maya Angelou:

My mission in life is not to merely survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.  

Nov 30, 2022 08:00 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Really interesting commentary on misplaced passion.. we don't often think of it when discussing passion but it can definitely set you in the wrong direction temporarily 

Nov 30, 2022 08:32 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob and always great what people are writing about,  I still need to write my last one today for it.  

Nov 30, 2022 09:30 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good quote Michael Jacobs . Not being much of a reader, except for a TON of current events, I had not heard of  Maya Angelou.

Nov 30, 2022 02:03 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It sure can Lise Howe even if the object of passion is an honorable one like my fathers. Things need to be in there proper order.

Nov 30, 2022 02:06 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I think I ended up doing 5 or 6 posts Will Hamm and I could keep on if I had time. I know you have been greatly blessed as well.

Nov 30, 2022 02:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I hadn't thought about it really before, but you're right.  Most of us are born out of passion.

Nov 30, 2022 11:47 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

The key word here is "most" as I do recognize that some are actually born through an act of violence Myrl Jeffcoat . My hats off to those women who recognize that the life within them had no part of the violence forced upon them and raise the child with the nourishing love all babies need.

Dec 01, 2022 06:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Bob, for sharing some of your personal experience.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Dec 02, 2022 06:41 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Roy Kelley . I have been experiencing some health issues and hope to just get rested up.

Dec 02, 2022 07:19 AM
Roy Kelley

Take good care of yourself. I'm still in the recovery mode after my hospital visit this week for vertigo.

Dec 02, 2022 07:31 AM