I Guess I Need To Try a Few New Things . . .
I love posting my Random Tuesday thoughts because I know I will get some wonderful responses from all of you and yesterday was no different! I loved the guests you'd all invite to a dinner party, but the answers I really loved were the suggestions on something we should all try if you've never done it. I'm all about living life to the FULLEST--to expand your horizons, to try something new, to spread your wings, to have a little more fun in your life! So, all of your suggestions really inspired me!
My initial suggestions were to: Travel somewhere you've never gone before (this is one of my greatest joys each year--taking a vacation somewhere fresh, where I can discover new sights, new food, and new people); Make out in a car or on a beach (forget if you did this as a teenager or college student--try it as an adult! LOL); and Spend too much on a dinner out (you know, blow it all on drinks, appetizers, an awesome entree, and dessert!)
But some of my favorite suggestions came from you guys and gals. Let's see . . . now I need to . . .
* Write a novel or piece of short fiction
* Go snow skiing
* Go hunting
* Travel overseas
* Trace your family's roots
* Mentor a teenager
* Go to a day spa
* Stand beside the ocean
* Order that big-ginormous-kill-me-with-chocolate dessert at dinner
* Hunt something that can hunt you back
* Sit in an open field and just take in the universe
* Jump on a trampoline with kids
* Travel to an exotic island
* Live in the present and relish it!
Now, does that list not just slap out INSPIRE you?
(Although, Jennifer and Gary--you guys know I'm not gonna go out and hunt anything. And like five of you recommended that we should all try snow skiing. My fear of heights--and breaking my legs--have always kept me from trying. But I might really need to now! Have always wanted to do the day spa thing, and writing a novel is one of my BIG dreams.
And, AMEN!, to the standing beside the ocean, sitting in the quiet open field, traveling to an exotic island, and jumping on a trampoline! Have done all of those and, yes, very exciting and exhilirating! And I order that big-butt dessert quite regularly when I go out to dinner. In fact, I usually plan my meal around whether I can fit dessert in or not!
And, Mom, your last one just nails it on the head--if we are relishing our life right now in the present, we are doing things like these!)
So, there you go, a challenge for the day--dream BIG and DO some of those things you've always wanted to do!
Now, for today, I'm having to put those sorts of things on the backburner so I can get some other stuff done--am trying to get some editing work done, need to write out my Christmas gift ideas for everyone, and will start doing some decorating (Gary dug out ALL the boxes last night from under the house and now they are waiting for me to unpack and decorate; I hope to do that today and have some holly jolly pictures for you all tomorrow!)