It’s good to be amazed every once in a while.
It’s good to be in awe of something big or grand. It’s good to feel a sense of mystery and wonder.
It also gets harder to feel those things the older we get. At least it seems that way to me.
It’s gets easier to think we’ve seen it all. There is nothing new under the sun.
I also think the older we get, the harder it becomes to surprise ourselves. It’s easy to think we’ve reached our peak, there is nothing new we can do, there is no more mystery left in us.
That’s too bad. Because I look at my wife and she is still a mystery to me (in a good way.) She still impresses, even amazes me at times. But I look at myself and what do I see? Someone amazing? No. I just see plain old me.
What if we worked, really worked on surprising ourselves, on defying our own low expectations, on doing something new that even we don’t expect? What if we actually did what we were capable of doing?
How are you going to surprise yourself this week?