Reflections

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  1. devy

    After having spent 5 weeks in Quebec City to help my father in law after his accident we are heading home. Accepting the fact that there will be lots to do upon our arrival but it will feel good to be there.

    3 months ago
  2. Antoinette

    The endlessly unknown possibilities are exciting!

    3 months ago
  3. Cathie

    I think of excitement as butterfly’s in the belly before going on stage or when first falling in love – so I am not experiencing anything like that now or any anticipation in the near future…?

    3 months ago
    1. Mica

      Yes, that makes sense, Cathie 🙂

      3 months ago
  4. dragonfly

    There is quite a few different excitements in my belly and can not say which one is the most lively one. I will be running a children’s program in two days. I’m looking forward to cooler temperature and long hikes. Being in nature always gets me excited. Harvest of nature’s bounty is really picking up. I’m generally excited about life and what it can bring, even though sometimes it is not all songs and rose petals and I’m not always excited about the life lessons I’m supposed to learn when the songs and rose petals are dissonances and thorns.

    3 months ago
  5. Linda

    I am preparing to make dozens of handmade Christmas cards, as I do each year. Collecting the supplies, looking for new ideas, and the overall excitement of seeing all the possibilities is one of my favorite times of the year!

    3 months ago
  6. Elaine

    I’m excited about supporting a paradigm-shifting, priority-reversing, joy-bringing political aspirant who is courageously taking on Goliath.

    3 months ago
  7. GR8FULL

    I have a lot of excitement deep in my belly right now. Although I struggle knowing which excitement to address first and how to address each one, I am grateful to have options. BTW – in order to come to that conclusion I had to reframe my labels of “worry and anxiety” with “excitement”. When I did my entire outlook changed to being Grateful. Thanks for this question today.

    3 months ago
  8. Chester

    Excitement to see, appreciate, and/or meaningfully shape. Currently integrating into a series of new tasks and this excitement is very much alive and well.

    3 months ago
  9. Amanda

    This morning, it is the inspiration provided by the poet David Whyte, and hearing him recite his words.

    3 months ago
  10. Barb C

    I have hot coffee deep in my belly. Early in the morning I can get pretty excited about that–not much else.
    Excitement is so fleeting. Thinking about this question reminds me how quickly it passes. A week ago I found out my team landed a $5M federal grant. I was definitely excited then! And now I have to work out how we deliver since that’s less than what we asked for, so I need to set meetings and mess with spreadsheets and negotiate and…. the excitement got overlaid with reality pretty fast. I need to remember to let it bubble up from underneath the chore part once in a while.

    3 months ago
  11. Y
    Yram

    I have a full day. My excitement will be able to say at the end of the day “I made it the whole day with energy.”

    3 months ago
  12. Carol

    Forgive me but I just started chuckling when I read the question. Needless to say, I took it literally! Not a good question for someone with digestive issues! I look forward to reading every one’s answers because I am enjoying my chuckle and want to dwell on it a while. I think it comes from deep in my belly! I guess I managed to answer the question!

    3 months ago
    1. dragonfly

      Carole, you’re the best. Your comment made me chuckle. And that made my day. 🙂

      3 months ago
  13. Laura

    I’m excited to visit one of my kids this weekend. The anticipation of seeing them, even for a brief weekend, never gets old.
    I’m also excited for the change in season here in the southeast US. It won’t be consistently cooler until early October, but I’ve noticed that the light is beginning to change.

    3 months ago
    1. Y
      Yram

      I agree! Here in upper Midwest there is a feeling of fall. I wish my kids in the NW would get relief from the heat.

      3 months ago
  14. Joseph McCann

    This morning it is more joy than excitement. The pre-dawn sky filled with stars and the waning moon on my stroll to the barn to turn the dog out along with the sounds of the river made me grateful to be alive and sober another day.

    3 months ago
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    Jillian Bailey

    I’m excited to finally be beginning my medical studies. Each day of hard work means I am one day closer to becoming a physician. This excitement does come with some fear and stress, but this is an opportunity few people get to embark on. I’m so grateful for this experience and excited about what it will bring.

    3 months ago
    1. Y
      Yram

      With you all the way!

      3 months ago
  16. EJP

    Spending the day with my grandchildren…a day of laughter, joy and wonder.

    3 months ago
  17. Carol

    I awoke at 3 am and opened Gratefulness. My thoughts are spinning with friends who I want to introduce to this practice. The excitement is being felt throughout my body.

    3 months ago
  18. Don Jones

    Out on my walk this morning in the pre-dawn, down by the water, there was a phosphorescence in the water. The awe and wonder were beyond words.

    3 months ago
  19. Michele

    My daughter and her bf are coming for a visit next week:) Excited for that.

    3 months ago
  20. Kevin

    This is a wonderful question, but to be honest, I can’t say that I’m excited deep inside about anything in particular. Instead, I have some good old fashion hopes, a bit of planning, constant coping, adjustments and accommodating, and overall, an inner sense of gratitude for the privilege of living into this brand new day.

    3 months ago
  21. Hermann-Josef

    Scientists say there are universes of great multitude, like bubbles of foam. In our universe there are innumerable galaxies whirling through space. Within our galaxy there is a small pixel which is our solar system. Within this there is our beautiful planet we call earth. They say the history of this planet we can compare to a book with thousand pages. The history of mankind would be the last two sentences of this book. It excites me to be here in a human body. How did I find this place and this time to be able to be here. It is mindblowing to me to think of these things. Who am I ? Why am I here ? What is the source of it? It is unthinkable. 🌌

    3 months ago
    1. Carol

      Hermann-Josef, It’s my thought that you are grappling with the important questions. I spent over half of my life trying to figure out who God was when what mattered was “Who am I ?” I think my finite mind will never comprehend the Source of it all but growth in self-awareness can help me contribute to the beauty of it. Thanks for your inspiring answer to today’s question.

      3 months ago
    2. Barb C

      Beautiful description–yes!

      3 months ago
    3. Y
      Yram

      My husband tells the history of mankind in a similar way but uses the comparison to a calendar year. The last few seconds of December 31 is our beginning. Yes awesome.

      3 months ago
    4. Don Jones

      Absolutely!

      3 months ago

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