A Hope for the Exciting

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.

It’s exciting to look into the face of a loved one.  It’s exciting to have a best bud who loves you no matter what.

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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5 comments on “A Hope for the Exciting

  1. Shava Nyanzira says:

    The great 12th Century Persian Poet Rumi wrote,”Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” and onother wrote,”Books and nature belong to the eyes that see them.” There is so much magic that sorrounds us.


  2. Several years ago, my husband and I moved to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. While I very much miss my friends and family members I left behind in the big city, I have had the opportunity to look back on the lives so many of us lead–where a city often looks like a wall-to-wall shopping mall. Here there are very few places to shop and we are about 30 minutes away from the closest stores. Consequently we spend less and are not tempted to buy things we really don’t need. Here we are surrounded by trees, hills, fields, animals and so much more of nature’s beauty than the city can offer. I think many Americans have become “excitement junkies,” looking for the next external fix to make them feel better–or just to feel period. When the feeling wears off, they look for a more expensive “toy” or more potent drug to maintain an excitement they really would not need to manufacture if they only took your advice and became excited by the many miracles around them that you mention. It’s true that the best things in life are free. Thanks for your wonderful blogs.


    • Connie Wayne says:

      Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on this article. That’s such a wonderful, beautiful, tranquil place you describe. It sounds like somewhere I have been and loved, and it was a very exciting place to visit. Thanks for sharing your words of wisdom and truth. Thanks also for the confirmation of what I wrote in the article, and I am glad you enjoy my blog posts. I hope you visit again soon. Blessings, Connie


  3. So many beautiful and exciting things to look for today and every day. Thank you for reminding us.


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