Posted by McKellDavis on February 25, 2013.
By: McKell Davis
If you were to look up the meaning of Passion it would read... “An intense desire or enthusiasm for something.”
After coming of the heat of National FFA Week, that is the one word burning in my mind with visions of FFA members showing true passion.
As an active member in the FFA for five years now, I’ve come across my fair share of FFA members. I’ve seen great speakers, bright and lively personalities, talented and educated agriculturalist, and the list goes on. But you see, it changes when your role goes from an active member in the midst of passionate people, to a state officer who gets the amazing opportunity to serve passionate people.
In the past week I have candidly seen that passion drives our organization and is the center for all of our great leaders in FFA. This week at the Graves County FFA Chapter greenhand ceremony members went around the circle holding a blue and gold key. The officers shared what the key meant to them and why FFA was such an important part of their lives, with tears streaming down their eyes they expressed a heart felt devotion for the organization and it’s members. The greenhands, with their brand new key given by their officer team, expressed what the key would mean to them and what it meant already. In that moment it was clear... yes it is about opportunities, growth, networking, and skill advancement, but even more than that. It is about passion.
Ralph Waldo Emerson stated “Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.”
FFA members.... This week take the opportunity to show passion. Show an intense desire and enthusiasm for FFA, show passion for those around you, for the members that you don’t even know are watching you. Show passion in your speeches, in your interaction with others, in your words and your actions. Rebuild someone's world, make them feel alive and significant!
If you don’t show passion then who will?
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