Thousands have this priceless gift, but never discover it


The other day I received a phone call from an elderly man. I am not sure what his age is, but based on our brief conversation I would say that he enjoys music from the 50s. He had an enquiry about a drone that he had bought recently – one that we do not stock and that I had no experience with. It didn’t take me to long to figure out his problem. Just a few simple questions about the battery and I managed to reassure him that what he was doing was indeed correct.

What struck me more than the strange request for help was the genuine passion in the man’s voice. A passion not often heard in the circles in which I move. It was refreshing to find this passion somewhere I was not expecting to. If you think about passion and calling you would expect to find answers in places where suits and ties are the norm, where the latest Mercedes Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Porche and Land Rover Discovery Sport are plentiful. You would expect to find it in people that have corner offices with big windows and expensive beach houses.

I am fortunate enough to be able to dream of all those things even though I am far removed from that lifestyle with my humble, fuel-efficient hatchback. I am also fortunate to have people like that around me that I can learn from. Those that I find myself looking to for success rarely radiate the passion and concern I heard in the elderly man’s voice. He found passion. Not passion in money, but passion in experience.

It does not take me long to picture the man with his grandchild in a park, close to a lake, whizzing about. Laughter bountiful, time well spent, hearts full. It does not take long to find each other. Passion might take longer to find, but where it is found might be unexpected.

7 thoughts on “Thousands have this priceless gift, but never discover it

  1. Retha says:

    What a good read. Very well written!

  2. Lidia says:

    The definition of passion is different for everyone. Only some people are lucky enough to work in a field they are passionate about and really care for. Often your day job is what you do to be able to follow your passion. Passion can be seen in part time jobs or hobbies, in taking care of your family or doing charity work after hours. Life without passion is dull and lifeless. It gives me joy to follow my passions and dreams and do more of these things that make me happy.

  3. Bianca says:

    I like it.

  4. Christine says:

    Having a passion for experiences open you to new things, and that is when we grow. I think it is very important to try new things and to be like this man that calls for advice on drones!

  5. Celiané van der Westhuizen says:

    Wish everyone can read this.. we sometimes misplace our passion and misunderstand it. Thank you for opening my eyes again to shift my passion to what makes me happy and not focus on society’s “definition” of happiness

  6. John Festers says:

    I was approached by someone from the Hobby Group , wanting to sell a drone to me , promiseing a 32% discount , I was unsure about it , but I,d love to buy one .

    1. Admin says:

      HI John
      Hope you are well.
      Please email me your contact details then I can contact you with regards to the drone and make sure you get the drone that will fulfil your needs.
      Our email address is [email protected]

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