Monday, December 20, 2010

What Does it Take?

I was sitting in an office and noticed some very peculiar things. Someone was expecting a baby and the mother of the woman never got excited as the ultrasound wand moved over the woman's belly.

I couldn't believe it. How can you see a precious little person on the screen and not get excited? If you aren't over the moon about having a grandchild, could you at least smile? What about thinking about all of the adventures, trips, and firsts you will get to experience with your grandchild? Does that not make you get the warm fuzzy feeling in your heart?

I'm afraid in today's society, people don't get genuinely excited over anything anymore. Sure, they scream and yell when their favorite team is playing on TV, but that's not what I'm talking about it. The kind of excitement I'm talking about doesn't fade away within a day or so. It lingers with you awhile. You have a spring in your step and are feeling alive. I guess you could say this is what a newlywed feels like. I wouldn't know since I'm not married, but I would imagine this is what it would feel like.

I don't know about you, but I need some excitement in my life every now and then. Going to school, doing homework, bathing, and eating all become somewhat mundane and routine after awhile. I try to look for pleasure in the simple things. It doesn't take much to make me happy.

When was the last time you were excited? Share it in the comments!