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Ridiculously Amazing

On Sunday, my 25 year old son Adam told me he had a surprise for me on the passenger seat of his car. When I looked in, I discovered a t-shirt with the words Make Today Ridiculously Amazing embellishing it .  I laughed since it was a sentiment that I would have been drawn to, had I seen the shirt myself.  He suggested framing it “So you can see it everyday.”  As much as that idea appealed to me, I would rather wear it and make it a billboard for the life I choose to live that I would love for others to embrace as well. The first place I wanted to take it was to Planet Fitness (a.k.a. “The Judgement Free Zone”)  for my ‘playout’. I asked the young woman behind the counter who has seen me pass through those doors countless times in the past two and half years, if she would take a picture for me. She laughingly agreed. That activity which makes this 53 year young woman feel stronger and more flexible and vital than I did when I was her age, was part of my ridiculously amazing day. It also included writing, promoting, listening to music and singing along, scheduling speaking opportunities, sending out proposals and query letters, cleaning, laundry, paying bills, speaking with my dear friend and editor Pam and planning a house concert for my friend Heidi Cooper.  Oh, and a pedicure which was exactly what my slightly sore legs and tootsies needed post gym time.

On the surface, nothing over the top grand or glorious, but bubbling underneath were undercurrents of delight. I love the idea of being led intuitively from one activity to the next and sometimes (much more lately) no activity, just periods of rest. Although there are ‘have to’s’ in my life, just like yours’, there are also ‘get to’s’, which are treats such as hanging out with kindred spirits, meeting way cool people, discovering new thoughts, stretching my concept of what life is really worth. There are days when I’m not sure where I am being led and I just hafta trust that it will bring light and love, and when at the crossroads, I will know which way to turn. Even if I am not 100% certain what specifically awaits me, I do know this for sure….it will bring awe and wonder and deep amazement.

So, what ridiculous amazement do you have in mind and heart for yourself today?

www.planetfitness.com

http://youtu.be/uPc1wZABLDM Hold It Up To The Light by David Wilcox

 



  • http:www.bringbackdesire.com Ande Lyons

    I LOVE this post!

    I agree… listening to the whispers… or some days it’s the shouts… help one live a life filled with Ridiculously Amazing experiences!

    LOVE & MUAHs!

    @AndeLyons

    • http://www.liveinjoy.org Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW

      When I don’t listen to the whispers, Spirit ups the amps and shouts. Such a wonderful dialog. <3

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