Winnie the Pooh learned that his friend Piglet always kept a hope for the exciting. Piglet asked Pooh, “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh, what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. What do you say, Piglet?”
Piglet answered, “I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing.” he said.
Piglet and Pooh were both correct. Piglet was correct that people should always begin their day with a positive expectation for an exciting day. Pooh was correct because breakfast can be exciting; washing dishes can be exciting; chopping wood and carrying water can be exciting.
Depending on our attitude toward any situation or circumstance, today can be an exciting day. It can be as exciting as we want to make it.
To help make our day exciting, we need to take a few things in our travel bag as we journey through the day. We need to take awareness, wonder, appreciation, and gratitude. That way we will discover many exciting things in, what otherwise may seem, a fairly mundane day.
There are so many things in life that are truly exciting, if we take the time to stop and enjoy them. It is exciting to hear a canary sing, to watch a hummingbird hover for its nectar, to catch fireflies at night, to watch a butterfly dance, to watch an eagle in flight, to snuggle up and watch a fire in the fireplace at night.
It’s exciting to listen to a wonderful piece of music, especially when it has just been composed by a fellow blogger. It’s exciting to go to a library or bookstore, read new books, old Classics, and old, sacred Scripture.
It’s exciting to eat an orange or a piece of watermelon and have the juice drip down your chin. It’s exciting to smell the aroma of freshly made coffee, a scented candle burning, or the smell of flowers or the ocean carried upon a heavenly breeze.
It’s exciting to look at a rainbow or open a new box of crayons and find several shades of favorite colors. It’s exciting to look into the eyes of children and see their wonder and excitement.
It’s exciting to savor the smell of a new car or ride in an old convertible with the top down.
It’s exciting to explore new places and make new friends. It’s exciting to still have the liberty to share our thoughts and express our views.
So many things that are exciting do not cost money, however, we might have to use the things in our travel bag to help us explore and find them.
But the thing that is the most exciting is that we have another day of life to share with our loved ones, fulfill a purpose in life, and savor everything in Creation that is here for our pleasure and enjoyment.
Thank you God for this new day!
Maybe, today or tonight, we can view the sky with the same spec-tac-u-lar wonder and excitement Winnie the Pooh and his friends experienced in this YouTube clip.
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