My niece is leaving for an adventure of a lifetime. She is going with the Peace Corp to live in Haiti for 4 months. I smiled when I called to wish her good luck and heard this message on her phone—“I am probably out doing something amazing! Sorry I missed you.”
If we could all begin to look at life like that–constantly searching for things that will fill our days with amazing memories, amazing life lessons, amazing people, amazing books to read, amazing things to try…but, I think if we would even just try to change our mindset just a little, and think like that, our lives would turn out even more amazing.
How many of us get out of bed, do the same things, think the same thoughts and almost sleep walk through life?? Do you?
What if you woke up and thought, “what would be something amazing I could do today?” Maybe you could shake things up with one little thing and then one more…you could try a new class at the gym, or find a new genre of audio book to listen to on your way to work, you could sign up for a class that gets you out of your comfort zone, you could go on a bike ride, you could take a hike, go snowshoeing, make a new friend out of a stranger, etc. I know those are small things, but sometimes you have to start small to be able to venture into the bigger waves of change.
Just do it! I saw a class on Groupon recently that I thought would be fun to try, so I signed me and my daughter up for fencing. I have always thought it would be fun to try, so why not!
I think sometimes it is easier to just do the same old and life slips away. Over the weekend I dropped a gift basket off to my sister-in-law & inside was an adult coloring book. She said, “I have always wanted an adult coloring book, but have not got myself one.” She was genuinely excited to try taking a moment for herself and just coloring. Sometimes you need to do little things like that for yourself & that little something will make your day feel a little different, a little more amazing!
So, tomorrow when you wake up, ask yourself, “What is something small that will make today memorable, challenging, a small change that will lead to more moments that will feel AMAZING!”
Its a new year–make it AMAZING!!
Have an AMAZING day!! -H