So today’s deep thought is that of exuberance! My daughter woke us up at the inexcusably early hour of 6:30 am this morning and was raring to go. She’s six years old, so that explains a lot but she also just has a joy for life. After some breakfast and grumbling by her father and me, she begged for us to put some tunes on so that she could dance. It’s now just 8:30 am and I’m still trying to rouse myself but nonetheless we turned on some music so she could let loose. I took the above video of her after about three or four songs of hardcore dancing. It was at that point I realized we could all take a lesson from the children in our lives. They live in the moment. They are fully present. All of this stuff I listen to Oprah (whom I adore) preach about being in the here and now and letting go of the past and knowing the future can’t be worried about is fully expressed in the freestyle jubilation of a 6-year-old.
So, I submit to you this video of my daughter dancing her heart out to the song “Wild Ones” (which is so fitting for her) and I hope this Sunday is full of exuberance for you too!