happy and excited

What lifts you?
What thoughts leave a smile that lingers?
What people make you light up when you see them?
What experiences pull you up?
What do you look forward to?
What makes you feel good, not just in the moment but afterward as well?
What makes you glow? What energizes you?
What memories warm you long after the moment is gone?
What thoughts and beliefs sustain you when you walk the valley?
What brings contentment deep, deep into your soul?
What soothes your spirit, calms the beasts within?

I journal faithfully and I enjoy recording the things that magnify my spirit, that lift me up, the good things and good people that drift around in the back reaches of my mind at the end of the day. I collect them, remember them, record them, honor them, nourish them, seek them out, and actively create the conditions that will allow them to flourish. It is a network, a collection of memories and beliefs and knowings that form a strong foundation for a “bulwark never failing” against the storms of life.

Closing quote:

“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” – Stephen R. Covey

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier