“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” – E. M. Forster,
At Front Porch we believe in passion, we love passion and encourage everyone to express their passion. It’s a great, healthy way to live. As Front Porch’s director of communications it was my pleasure to organize the very first Front Porch Share Your Passion! Contest this year through my department. In doing so, Front Porch residents, employees, board members and donors were asked to submit a two-minute video or a two-page essay expressing their passion or someone else’s passion that inspired them.
Knowing our residents, employees, et al as I do, I was not surprised that the number of submissions numbered in the dozens. Wow, what passionate group! Music, art, sports, poetry, crafts, gardening … I could go on and on about the variety of submissions. But the best part about all of them were the enthusiasm expressed in the videos and essays.
Was it difficult to pick just eight winners from among all of the submissions? You bet it was. My Communications Team colleagues and I toiled over all the submission for hours. We discussed each one, compared notes and PASSIONATELY debated why we thought our picks were the best. It was tough but we finally agreed on the best eight.
We now invite you to take a look at those winners by visiting frontporch.net/videos to see the videos and frontporch.net/pressroom to read the essays. You can also link to the videos and essays via the Front Porch Facebook page at facebook.com/frontporchcommunities. And while only the winning videos and essays are currently posted, over the next few months, we will post ALL submissions for your enjoyment, so please check back often.
Once again, thanks to all who participated. 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