Sunday, December 18, 2011

Part 4: What are you passionate about?

Fellowshipping at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!

I am passionate about fellowshipping!
(Fellowshipping is two or more people getting together to do whatever.)

I love people and being with people, and I truly believe that PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND. 

Now, don't let my love of being with people by no means lead you to believe that I do not highly value time alone. I do! I love coming home to a quiet house where I can do whatever I want to do with no regards for anybody. When the time comes for me to adjust to living with someone, I'm sure I'll make the adjustments. But for now, I love my time alone, but I also love fellowshipping.

I love a loud restaurant or bar with people who are happy if only for the moment. I love sporting events because there are lots of people gathered together for one purpose: to watch a game and be merry. I love outdoor street festivals, because I love the energy of the crowds. I love the Essence Festival in New Orleans because of how packed Bourbon street gets with people who have one purpose: to have a good time. I think you get my point; I love crowds.

On the other hand, I love a good house party with twenty people who are quite familiar with each other laughing, talking, and being merry. There is nothing like meeting friends out at a restaurant, bar, play, museum or someone's house just because we want to. However, my favorite thing to do is to meet someone out without any purpose in mind but to enjoy. My friend, Toya, and I will catch the train into DC and literally walk all over DC. No real purpose, but we have lots of great conversations, laughs, and normally end up in some really cool spots.

Toya and I randomly out the night that President Obama was elected  President.

While I'm on the subject of Toya, she is the kind of friend whom I can call or text, and she can be ready RIGHT NOW! A conversation between us normally goes something like this:

"Hey, where are you?"

"I'm headed to DC."

"Hey, I'm around the corner."

"Do you want to meet at Busboy and Poet's in about 30 minutes?"


Thirty minutes later we are at Busboy and Poet's laughing and talking.

In this world, there are millions and millions of people to spend time with. So, there is no reason for anyone to be alone unless he/she wants too and alone is always an option. For every one person who does not want to spend time with you, there are probably ten who do. When I was in graduate school, a professor Dr. Jay, whom I highly respect, would always tell us: "Spend time with people who want to spend time with you."  I live by this, and it is a piece of the puzzle that makes my life complete.

Is there anyone out there who loves fellowshipping as much as I do?

Me and some of my Tuskegee friends fellowshipping
with the group "Dead Presidents."

I must leave you with this song: People Make the World Go Round by the Stylistics.

Be about the business of living your passion!!!!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think "Spend time with the people who want to spend time with you" is great! If I had learned this years ago I could have saved myself some drama, but I am glad I know it now!

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