The big event was coming up.
I had a cruise planned, and it was going to be my first vacation of the year.
As excited as I wanted to be, I kept telling myself not to get too happy.
What if a hurricane delayed the trip? Hurricane season had been extremely active.
What if I caught the flu and wasn’t able to travel?
What if I was driving to the ship port, got a flat tire, couldn’t get the tire changed in time, and missed boarding the ship?
I had hundreds of scenarios playing in my head.
I just knew SOMETHING was going to come up and wreck my vacation plans.
But what happened next was the complete opposite.
It was the perfect trip.
The water was calm. The weather was just right. I slept when I wanted to sleep and ate to my heart’s content. It was amazing!
So, the question I have is…. Why do we do this?
Why do we feel the need to protect ourselves from the worst that can happen and stop ourselves from getting too excited?
Do we think we have a limited supply of happy?
If we’re honest, the thing we’re excited about normally happens more times than it doesn’t. The worst that can happen rarely happens.
Meaning, capping our happiness is pointless.
We spend time waiting for the shoe to drop instead of appreciating the fact that we love the shoes!
We count down for impending doom.
And it’s so unnecessary.
Life has enough ups and downs of its own. No need for us to create imaginary ones.
So this week, I challenge you to get excited!
I urge you to have overwhelming happiness.
And let’s allow this happiness to spill over into other areas of our lives.
Go, share Joy 😉
Make it a great week!