I have a condition in my body. It controls the moments of my every day. You could say it calls the shots. The symptoms can occur and take over any moment of any day. It can last for as long or short as it wants. It used to make me feel old, worn and tired. Yet, somehow I am finding my youthfulness again. With this major change, my new normal is slowing the adult side of me, rushing about. The slower flow is rekindling a childlike wonder of my world and my people in it.
I feel like I’m on a new adventure, trekking paths abundant with hidden treasures. Each piece waiting to be found like gifts waiting to be unwrapped. Each day holds something new. Not always exciting, but still, something new.
I remember as kid, how getting new pencils for school felt like Christmas. My memory of that is so clear. How my eyes would light up. How my heart would beat fast. The way I clapped my hands in excitement. They were just pencils. Yet, you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. That is exactly how I’m beginning to feel. I’m finding the vibrancy of youth again.
Today, I’m bravely sharing a few of my ‘pencils’ with you:
– Playing in the rain. Especially, the hard rain. Even listening to it.
– Sunset walks with my hubby and our dog. I love the unplanned stops along the way to linger
around some random discovery.
– The process of creating and expressing through words and photos. So many different ways to
do it. The possibilities are endless. I love it!
– Parking up on top of the mall structure with a latte and watching the last bits of sun until it flares and disappears.
– Blowing bubbles. I have an ongoing bubble collection out back. The most fun part is catching
one of them on the wand and blowing through it to make more bubbles. Yes, I do
this all by myself.
– Playing with my grandson like I’m a kid. Total silliness. We even dance while we’re on walks.
I totally let the little girl in me do her thing.
May we slow enough to find what makes us vibrant and full of life. Then, may we let ourselves delight in them uninhibitedly and very often.