Spent the weekend with my niece and nephews (Stella, Maximus & Deklan) – it was a blast, they are the coolest little people I know and constantly make me laugh.
Their actions and their excitement about the things they discover every single day well, it got me to thinking…They are just mad excited all the time. They are thriving every day. It’s cool to see, to just be around. So… I’m now asking myself, what excites me, what makes me thrive, what really drills on my smile from ear to ear, what makes me sweat (cause I do when I’m nervously excited haha), what makes me jump up and down or want to uncontrollably say ‘Hells yea!’… and when you think about it, we should ask ourselves that every day, ‘What excites me,’ Right? I mean wouldn’t you want those types of feelings when you wake up in the morning?
As for my nephew, Deklan, a solid 18 months old lil monkey man (also known to his brother and sister as Duckers), he really dig’s vanilla cupcakes with blue frosting and sprinkles, he digs all the new things he sees every day, he likes to be around laughter, he likes it when other people smile, he likes it when he can hear himself speak, he goes nuts when he thinks he can climb something he can’t…the list obviously goes on.
What’s funny though (besides the picture of him above) is that really, I’m. Just. Like. Him. I mean who doesn’t love blue cupcakes and surrounding yourself with funny people? Who doesn’t love the idea of climbing something you can’t and then doing it (physically or figuratively speaking)?
Just because we grow up, get real jobs, move through each phase of our life, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be going after that thing that excites us, whether it’s the blue cupcake, the next climb, wanting to be around great people, wanting to feel like those people appreciate you, right? But, maybe the hard part now is figuring out what exactly that ‘blue cupcake’ is for each of us.
… this is, as most of my posts are, a random thought, but thought it was a good one to write down. Which means, I’m working on my ‘excitement list,’ but that’s a stupid name…I’m going to call it a ‘Unicorn List’ …stay tuned for next time.
– nikki, out