Have you ever wondered why certain things just make your heart dance with excitement? Sometimes these are simple, mundane things – yet the enjoyment you get from them seems special somehow.
Some of these things for me are: playing tennis, singing, hiking in nature, cruising the mls listing looking at houses (even if I’m not buying), and having “A-ha moments” where everything seems clear.
They say, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” but does that mean that the ideal careers for me are: professional tennis player, rock star, wilderness explorer, real estate agent, and spiritual guru? I think not.
Yet, I’ve often wondered about why these things just feel so “right.”
A few years ago, my friend gave me a perpetual inspiration calendar by Wayne Dyer. Today’s entry says:
“Keep a list of everything that interests and excites you, no matter how insignificant. Remind yourself that these are indicators or clues that both the talent and the necessary Spirit assistance exist to bring them into your reality.”
Now that I’m older, I can actually see some truth to that. Although I love to sing, I was always too shy to sing in front of others. Now that I have children who sing, I’ve loosened up a bit and begun to sing too. (Hey, if they can do it, why can’t I?) And people are always pleasantly surprised…and so am I!
I’ve also started playing tennis regularly. Although I’m still a rather unpolished, my new tennis partners seems to be having a grand old time. I guess what I lack in experience, I make up for in enthusiasm.
And that really is the key to it all, isn’t it? Enthusiasm. Allowing yourself to be excited and simply enjoy the things that make you happy. I wish I had let myself be a little more free with that when I was younger – but we’re taught to always be so serious and goal-oriented.
Oh well, today’s a new day – and tomorrow is full of possiblility. Maybe I’ll take another look at that list and see where it takes me!
What are you going to do?
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