Good morning my fellow Sparkers. It's Friday. It's hot, hot, hot in Kansas City today, but it's Friday so who's really watching the thermometer? We're all busy watching the hands on the clock. . . waiting on 5:00 p.m. . . when our weekends can begin. Least I am. I know, I know. . .there I go. . . "wishing my life away". Sorry about that. It's Friday - can't help myself!
I'm full of random thoughts today; thoughts I would like to share. Hope you don't mind. Please forgive any rambling I might do. My mind is sort of "all over the map" today.
I want to write a book. I am full of doubt.
I want to improve my health through "smart" diet and exercise. I am full of doubt.
I want to travel and see the world. Or at least a small part of it. I am full of doubt.
I want to quit my job - start a new career at 52. I am full of doubt.
I want to return to college and finish my degree. I am full of doubt.
I want to reach out to people - make new friends. I am full of doubt.
I want to go to church. Reconnect with God and His people. I am full of doubt.
I want to do my part to save the planet. I am full of doubt.
I want to sky dive. Just once. I am full of doubt.
I want to live an optimistic life. I am full of doubt.
I want to be a "giver" instead of a "taker". I am full of doubt.
I want to be an inspiration. To one or all. I am full of doubt.
I want to live authentically. My life. My way. I am full of doubt.
I want to love unconditionally. Always. I am full of doubt.
I want . . .
to. . .
live. . .
fully. . .
today. . .
and. . .
every. . .
day. . .
I am full of doubt.
Where oh where does this doubt come from? That part of me that is always there saying, "you can't do it - don't even try." That part. Where does THAT part of me come from? I have to ask, does it really matter where it comes from? Probably not. Rather, what matters is that I am aware of this doubt. And because I have awareness, I am empowered to do something about it. I can . . . not listen. I can refuse to believe the Negative Nelly that lives inside my head. Every time she says, "you can't", I can just go ahead and do it anyway. What does she know anyway? If I have never tried, then she can't possibly know what I am or am not capable of doing. Right? Right! So today, I shall try. Whatever it is that I really want. . . I will try my best to "just do it".
If you have a Negative Nelly living inside your head, I hope you will ignore her. . . if just for today. You can always go back tomorrow and let her rule your life (though I seriously doubt that you'll want to once you see what you can do. . . what you are capable of). So what do you say? Will you join me today in proving Negative Nelly wrong?
One final thought before I go. Did you notice - of all the things I want - which one is on top? That part about wanting to write a book? Yeah, silly dream, I know, but I really, really want that - with my whole heart! Are any of you authors? If you were to write a book, what would you write about? Just curious. It's random Friday. . . that's why!
Ok, time for work. Happy Friday everyone. Wherever you are, whatever you do, do it with "spark"!