I was just at the retirement celebration for a co-worker and friend that I have known for almost 30 years. During her celebration, individuals consistently commented on her strong work ethic, her commitment to the work, and her willingness to train or mentor team members. When my co-worker spoke she talked about how much she cared about the work that she did, and how at times she may have been tough, but it was because she was focused on the children and families that were impacted by the work. She said she never forgot that her work impacted the neediest of the needy.
I have always known my co-worker to be a hard worker, but the word passionate came to mind after hearing her speak.
Passion has many definitions and references, including the Crucifixion of Christ - but the one
I want to highlight involves an intense, driving or overmastering feeling or conviction; or a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept. In my co-worker’s case, she had a strong devotion to her work and to the children and families impacted. This passion had her:
How beautiful it will be, that at the end of all days, to be known as a passionate person for Christ.
To God Be The Glory For All That He Has Done
Blessings - Janice
Associate Certified Coach, ICF