Let's face it, we all get bogged down in life sometimes. What we don't realize, however, is that an existence of challenges and meeting challenges wears us down.
It peels away tiny bits of us, a layer at a time, until we are nothing but shells, shadows of our former selves. If you have ever wondered where your childhood wonder and fascination went, this is exactly what we're talking about.
That's not to say we're unhappy or maybe not even dissatisfied, it simply means that there is a sliver of this life (maybe much more) that we're missing. What would it be like if every Christmas was as magical as your best one during childhood?
What if every day was like your best birthday ever? It can be like that, but we have to remember to find the excitement that we lost.
Did you ever collect sports cards, dolls, plastic dinosaurs? If so, go get some right now and put them on a shelf at work, at home, wherever you will see them daily, preferably hourly.
Are you worried what people will think? Oh, contraire: every time someone asks about your collection, you'll smile with your response.
What about trips? Do you travel?
What if that's not in the budget? Then take a walk, ride a bike, sit at the nearest beach or mountain ridge.
Go see a movie for no other reason than because you can. Have you ever seen an advertisement for play or comedy show that that piqued your interest...well, go!
Notice, we haven't referred to jumping out of planes for the first time or even surfing when you can't swim. Excitement simply means smiling.
Find a smile every day and hold it for as long as possible.
Your life is worth it!