When passionate about something we make it a priority
but if too intense, we may squeeze and suffocate it

Self-awareness and emotional maturity are needed
to balance our fervor, keeping us warmly sincere

Coz extremes breed fanatics which scare us all
so be eager, keen and excited in moderation



  1. I do get a rush of blood now and again, but yes intentional fanaticism is poisonous for all.

    On a lighter note, I can hear Peggy Lee singing a new song “You Give Me Fervour” ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • didn’t know you had ongoing pain, where? How often? Mum has ongoing headaches from the shingles she had more than a year ago. It’s a tough thing to live with ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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          • Oh, in several places…in my abdomen from scar tissue from my appendix being removed eons ago. In my chest…inflammation of my chest muscles which is very painful. In my head at times from sinus pressure. (Are you sorry you asked yet?!) In my belly at times from IBS flare ups. In my hands from arthritis. ETC…
            Well, I’ll stop now.
            I rarely share all of this with anyone. It’s just all a part of my life and I just deal with it on days it is bad. I have so very much to be grateful for and all of the good stuff takes precedence over the pain. ๐Ÿ™‚

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            • Yes and apparently if she had that at the onset she would have had a quick cure … her doctor is negligent but she gets super distressed everytime I raise the issue of changing him. He has a lot of letters after his name and being such a snob that’s enough for her … not the first time he’s stuffed her around!
              I’d imagine you have a trust worthy doc …

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  2. So very true!

    Your wise words, intelligence, and heart help us to have fervor for the important things of life! Thank you, Kate! ๐Ÿ™‚

    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS…now I have fervor fever…in a good way! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. I donโ€™t know how to stop myself
    I donโ€™t know what to do
    Iโ€™m in a fanatical fervor
    And Iโ€™m coming after you

    I donโ€™t know whatโ€™s got into me
    What will I tell my wife?
    Canโ€™t take this any further
    Itโ€™s ruining my life

    Love is a religion
    Religionโ€™s just the same
    It drives me to devotion
    And gradually insane

    I can control the fervor?
    Iโ€™m strong! I shall not sway!
    I know I donโ€™t deserve her
    But I want her anyway.

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