Friday, March 15, 2013

A Passion for Almost Anything

As my colleague Robe Klose wrote in his Front Porch Kaleidoscope blog in November 2012 … “Living life your way, embracing new passions and being adventurous of mind, is not only the Front Porch ‘way’ but new research suggests it may also lead to a longer life.”
I could not agree more. In fact, because Front Porch believes so much in helping not only our residents but also staff explore their passions its Communications Department, of which I am a member, decided to sponsor a contest called “Share Your Passion!”
Late last year, we asked all residents and employees to submit a two-minute video or two-page essay expressing what they love most – what they are passionate about. And we got some great entries. Everything from cooking, art, baseball, trivia, their spouses, pets … I could go on and on. You name it and people wrote and spoke about those things that they are passionate about.
In the next few weeks, please check back to this blog and I will be announcing the winners of the contest and provide “links” to all of the great winning videos and essays. Throughout the rest of the year you can also see all of the entries on the Front Porch Facebook and YouTube pages. So stay tuned.
And by the way, if you have a passion you would like to share, tell us about it here on the Kaleidoscope blog page.
-- Mike Martinez