January 6, 2012

Failing... Duh.

I felt super old yesterday.  At about 2:00 PM, I was having horrible pain in my wrist and elbow and all my fingers were becoming numb.  I had to leave work and go home and put ice on my arm and take some painkillers.  Ever heard of Carpal Tunnel?  I believe that may be my problem, so I was not able to type last night, therefore, I skipped an entire day, so I'll be double blogging one of these days when I have REALLY exciting events to share. 

For today, I just want to share a quote that I read today that I just love:
"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusaistic about." - Charles Kingsley
What are you enthusiastic about?  Thinking about it I was sure I had a lot of things that I'm enthusaistic about.  Here is the definition of the word from http://www.dictionary.com/ :

en·thu·si·asm[en-thoo-zee-az-uhm] 

noun
1. absorbing or controlling possession of the mind by any interest or pursuit; lively interest: He shows marked enthusiasm for his studies.
2. an occupation, activity, or pursuit in which such interest is shown: Hunting is his latest enthusiasm.
3. any of various forms of extreme religious devotion, usually associated with intense emotionalism and a break with orthodoxy.

My list:
  1. Vacations - I really love the planning part
  2. Home Remodels
  3. The Vikings - even if they are losing HORRIBLY
  4. MN Twins, the Phillies and the Red Sox - my 3 favorite baseball teams
  5. Ricky Rubio - I just can't get enough of him
  6. My work - only about 2-3 days a week, but hey, that's better than the rest of the population :)
  7. St. Paul
  8. Macaroni & Cheese
  9. Love - mine and others
  10. Education - I love being part of other's education and I live to continue mine.  It is the best lesson my Grandfather ever taught me.
Hmmmm... a lot of that seems silly.  I guess I'm a naturally enthusiastic person and my list could go on forever.  I'm sure my enthusiasm drives many people crazy, including Justin sometimes.  I will admit that a brand new pair of expensive shoes or pajamas are "heaven" to me, but I know that doesn't equal complete happiness and with all the money in the world, you could still be lacking that one thing that makes you truly happy.

1 comment:

Thanks for reading my ramblings. It makes my heart happy.