Friday, February 22, 2008

Can you get Excited?

I woke up this morning, walked into the kitchen, and found Emmi and Easton (9 and 7 years old) genuinely jazzed about the fact they had a chance to win a trip to "LA"... They were packing these Jell-O's into their lunches. They had anticipation...excitement... they were jumping up and down... Me? (First thought.... Easton said we're going to "LA"... that's funny... he said "LA"... second thought... "You're not going to win... the odds are ridiculous".... (luckily I only thought it)... third thought.... "Marketers.... how dare they try to dupe my kids... maybe I should use this as a 'teaching' moment on the capitalistic bombardment they need prepare themselves for in life"... again, thankfully I said nothing... I smiled and said, "That's cool! Maybe you'll win!" Then I was informed that I made the cut of who the four people that would go to LA if we won... thanks Easton...

It has changed my day- I went to the gym thinking- why don't I get that excitement like when I was a kid? I spend a lot of thought time in trying to be prepared for worst-case scenarios (especially at work/management), I've been let down in the past, I've had failures.. - I think it's programmed me to be without "spikes" on the excitement chart in my life. (My Finnish heritage may have a little to do with it as well...) Thanks to Emmi and Easton this morning... they helped re-program my day to decide to be excited and live today with anticipation.... How about you?
My wife can get excited... this is Kem in an elevator at the Indiana Pacer's game two days ago... I'm thinking about buying a mascot outfit... (by the way, pay no attention to the creepy, Matrix-like reflection of the dude in the mirror)... he's actually a nice guy...
Here's me excited.... I know... take it easy... contain yourself....

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