Life is enthusiasm, zest.
~Sir Laurence Olivier
An odd question during a job interview, I thought. Actually, I was stumped. I had never questioned my interest in rising and shining. I would wake with enthusiasm for the opportunity to work on whatever was on my current day’s agenda.
The following morning, I asked myself the question and it nearly paralyzed me. I couldn’t find my vim, my excitement, my reason for rising. I returned to bed after feeding the noisy cats. Were any of the things on my list all that important to myself or humankind? It was eye-opening.
In due course, I reconnected with my sense of purpose here, relocated my enthusiasm, started to say “yes” again to opportunities that presented themselves. I regained my thirst for knowledge, connection, and understanding. It was just a small blip in my energizer bunny way but it provided insight into other people’s inner workings.
So, I live with zest and vibrancy (“Is your mother still living?” asked my daughter’s college application. “Yes, vibrantly,” she wrote). I thrive on the excitement of seeing what does come around the corner and I embrace it with enthusiasm. For if we already knew the ending of the story, why would we want to read it?
And Zero more days of official A to Z blogging! Congratulations to all who participated and thanks to the friends I’ve made along the way. Don’t forget that I’ll be posting SH and TH — stay tuned!