Passion! Your Greatest Gift…

by | Feb 25, 2022

“The presence of passion within you is the greatest gift you can receive. Treat it as a miracle.”


I have great passion and energy for many things. It is nature that moves my soul the most, especially the wind and sea.

Passion for me, it seems, has always connected to nature. If not the sea and wind, it was the mountains and rivers, the streams and snow during tge winter months

As a kid, fishing was my escape. I could never wait to go fishing. I can still feel the rush of fishing in streams, lakes, and the oceans east and west.

I remember long ago we went on a horse pack trip on the Wind River in Wyoming. We were way up high at a place called Shangri-la Lake, where God presided.

It was in this spot, around 12k ft. where my heart was pounding with passion for a life bigger than me. I felt this energy and passion in my soul. I felt God’s presence in these moments, while fishing the prestine lake, and breathing the balmy, but cool breeze coming over the pass.

We caught a fish fry for all 15 of us that night. I remember standing there with a string of high mountain brown trout early that day. I was truly in my Heaven with a peace of mind never felt before.

It was also on that trip that it became a reality in my heart and mind that anything was possible, and to never ever give up my dreams or sell my soul. I never have, and will never regret that either.

It is passion in the end that carries us through to reach for big dreams. It is love, empathy and compassion that wins in the end.

Steve & Judy Sparks Children and Families in Life After Trauma (CFLAT)

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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