Hmmm...When I was first told about the theme being Passion, my mind automatically went to what everyone's goes to...a strong sexual desire...
When you look the word "passion" up in the dictionary, it says,
1. A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger.
a. Ardent love.
b. Strong sexual desire; lust.
c. The object of such love or desire.
a. Boundless enthusiasm.
b. The object of such enthusiasm.
4. An abandoned display of emotion, especially of anger.
I think when you are talking about someone with a chronic disease or illness, and you ask them to write about their passion, you will get so many answers as well a so many ways to answer it. For me, passion can be used as a powerful, intense emotion. Richard Brinsley Sheridan wrote, "There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy." I also have passion in my life that is a burning fire, as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, "In our youth our hearts were touched with fire [passion]." Passion can be a feeling of love for another person, or an intense feeling of love for something. And passion is commonly called zeal when we speak of a strong, enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance. "Laurie [resolved], with a glow of philanthropic zeal [passion], to found and endow an institution for ... women with artistic tendencies" (Louisa May Alcott). So synonyms for passion are fervor, fire, zeal, and ardor.
I, of course, have a burning passion for my husband. We just had our 10th anniversary on June 10th, 2010, so how fitting it is to speak of passion. Now, we may not have a sex life that others would necessarily describe as "strong" or "sexual," but there is a fire, I swear. After 10 years of marriage, there is still that spark. Don't worry, I'm not going to go into detail, but although we can't do what healthy couples can in the bedroom, we definitely make do.
Also, I have a passion for my husband that is a love like nothing I've ever felt for another human being. It is a love that so intense, that I would give my life for him. Now that is the definition of passion. I also have a passion, a love for the environment, for this world. I don't want people to ruin it. This is it people; it's all we have, take care of it! I have a deep connection to people, animals, trees, plants, God, the angels, my spirit guides, and all things that have energy--which is every single thing. Everything has energy, so ever single thing is connected. I feel that connection. I have a special passion for all of those things, God's creation!
Then, there is the passion for a cause. I think that this is pretty self-explanatory. If you or someone you are close to have/has a certain disease or illness, you want to fight for a cure, a treatment or for more research to understand it more. Everyone out there who has chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, etc. wants to find a cure, wants to help those that are in pain like them, wants to support people with the same or similar issues. It becomes a tireless, diligent fight, an endless battle, a passion! I support causes such as: arthritis, fibromyalgia, AVN, chronic pain, saving the planet, saving the animals, conservation, anything that helps children, and also any cause that will help us to keep our minds open, to reach a higher consciousness, to understand our purpose here, so that this world can achieve a balance of energy and truly be healed!
So this is a list of things that I have a passion for:
1. The environment.
11. My Many Causes.
13. My Angels.
14. My Spirit Guides.
15. The Arts: Dance, Music, Poetry, Painting, etc.
This is a list of what [who] I have a burning passion for:
1. My Husband.2. My Baby That We Will Adopt Someday.
3. Max and Cookie "Buddy" (Our Fur Kids). They Are 10 And 13 Years Old.