My son loves to go to the Luna Park. In the eleven years of his life he has been four times. When I ask him what he loves about it, he says, I just love the rides.
But what about the rides do you love, I ask (talking is not always his strong point!).
And he says, I like when they spin around themselves and you feel excited and dizzy and you don’t know what is going to happen next and when it’s going to end.
When I was a kid I loved these kinds of parks too.
When Funderland came to Dublin a month or so before Christmas, we did everything we could to get there, as often as possible!
I remember the thrill of the rides, the candy floss and popcorn, I remember the excitement and dizziness.
I haven’t been on one of those rides for years.
And I wonder about that thrill seeking urge, I think about what it is that makes me feel like that now; excited and dizzy, wondering what’s going to happen next and when it’s going to end.
And I realize that there are many things in my life that do it for me, perhaps life itself is the best ride of all!
So here it is; the list of real, living-the-moment, breathe deep and enjoy-the-ride thrills – the top 10 (in no particular order)!
10 – Getting a letter in the post, you know, not bills but a real old-fashioned letter!
9 – That unexpected ‘Notification of Payment’ email that our friends in paypal send out, yippee!
8 – Driving home in the late afternoon and seeing his car parked outside the house – yah, he’s home early!
7 – The hugest hug from the littlest soul, climbing on my lap, wrapping their arms around me, tucking their head under my chin and then a smacked kiss of a sleepy goodnight!
6 – A late night call from my sister in a far off land, sitting down with a cup of tea for a great chat!
5 – Popcorn, kids asleep, screen lowered and a great movie at home, snug on the couch!
4 – Starting a new program with new clients and new stories waiting to be told!
3 – A fresh, crisp new book – each page unfolding an unexpected adventure!
2 – The very first song in a Zumba class, as I
start to dance my feet off and smile for a whole
hour of pure pleasure!
1 – Getting a thank you email after a class or
coaching session that tells me that I made a
What’s your best ways to get thrills and enjoy the
magic ride of life?
I’d love to hear!
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And don’t forget to have a magnificent day!