Yeah. I can. And it feels good. Really good. I don't believe we grow out of such emotions. I don't believe that part of ourselves evaporates because we hit a certain age or occupation.
That feeling of awe and wonder is powerful. It reminds you of the infinite possible we have to create. It reminds us of the power in owning what we desire, asking for it, and waiting for it to arrive.
I encourage you to surprise yourself. Have carrots instead of chips and remember how good they actually taste. Choose a new path for your jog. Call an old friend. Write a letter to yourself. Remind yourself of your greatness. Surprise yourself with your potential.
When is the last time you just ran? Sprinted down the sidewalk excited to get home? When is the last time you played? Cut, pasted, colored, or created something with your hands other than an e-mail? When is the last time you choose to do something a little uncomfortable because you knew it was the best choice for you?
You've got to step out of the ordinary to feel alive. You've got to break habits by creating new ones. Inspire moments of change through moments of delightful surprise.
I encourage you to shake things up. Routine can be comfortable, but comfortable is boring. Our greatest goal in life is not to be comfortable, but to evolve, to change, to grow.
Where will you add in more of the good?
What do you need to say "no" to in order to say "yes" to yourself?
When will you stop going through the motions and start creating joy?