Good morning ladies,
You know that tingle in your tummy when someone mentions something that seems a little outrageous? That feeling of I would love to…nope, then the “I can’t do that”, “How would my friends react”, “My husband wouldn’t like that”, statement slips out of your mouth before you even realize it. Is it fear, is it excitement?
It’s a combination of BOTH and it typically means you need to shut up the “I can’t do that” and stick with the” I would love to” initial thought. Forget the “HOW” forget the “CAN”T” and latch onto “LOVE” and “TRY” instead.
What would happen if you did something CRAZY, OUTRAGEOUS or WILD? Would your husband really just leave you, would your friend stop talking to you forever, would the world open up and swallow you whole? That tingle in your tummy that is a mixture of fear, because it’s new, excitement, because it’s unlike the normal things you do means you are on the brink of something GREAT! You are opening yourself up to the possibility of taking on a new challenge which is a GREAT part of being alive.
We are here to LIVE life, not just let it slip through our fingers. We are meant to FEEL life not just sit on the side lines watching everyone else do it. We are meant to LOVE life, not be so afraid of the “what if” or “how would that happen”.
Why do we watch TV shows where they are always having exciting things happen to them, watching the fake lives of others meeting new and exciting people. We have new and exciting people right here in Kalamazoo, Three Rivers, Constantine……wherever you are there are new and exciting people you just have to bother leaving your safety zone and meeting them. We spend so much time WATCHING sports on TV, how about we play a game of football with our adult friends who also do NOT know how to throw or catch. Give a tackle in the grass and laugh so hard we have tears rolling down our cheeks because someone split their pants. That, my friends, is living LIFE!
That tingle in your tummy, stop saying NO to it and start having it be a regular part of your life. Ask a friend to do something that gives them that tingle. Be that exciting person that everyone wants to or should want to meet; be that one who is wanted because of the level of excitement they bring to the party. Get silly, get hooting and hollering FUN, learn to love the TINGLE and ACT on it!
As you can probably read I awoke this morning ready to TAKE ON THE DAY. I am going to get my TINGLE on, I’m not sure how yet but I am working on it.
Get Your Tingle On