Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Making each day count...

I recently attended a training for work. This training hit home, so I figured I would share it with you. I work for a childcare program, and the message from the training was how once we become adults reality and responsibility of life start to weigh down on us. The burden of bills, work, and other stressors we may have cover over our childlike traits. No where is it written that once your an "adult" you have to succumb to these pressures and be so serious all the time. I am so busy with work and school that I totally see myself succumbing to this, and I want to put an end to this! They taught us about 8 secrets to escape adulthood and live a more fulfilled and stress free life. Each of these 8 secrets come so easily to children, but for some reason we forget about them as adults. The 8 secrets are:

-Delight in the little things
-Dream Big
-Get Curious
-Live Passionately
-Be honest
-Have Faith
-Maintain Perspective

The more I thought about it the more I realized I see the children I work with live by these 8 secrets everyday, but rarely do I notice myself or other adults live by them. Children aren't materialistic (at least most aren't). They get so excited over the smallest things that may not even be things.

I have decided to take on a "challenges" each week to help myself escape the everyday stresses I face. I would love for you all to take on the challenge as well. Every Tuesday I will post a new challenge and share about the previous weeks challenge. I would LOVE if you all joined in and shared. I think it will be so refreshing to do something special and out of the ordinary each week.

Think about it, nobody looks back when they are old and wish they spent more time in the office. People look back and wish they spent more time cherishing their family, paying attention to what really matters, and making memories. I know I don't want to live my life by a to do list, but I want to make every day count!

THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE: Find a reason to celebrate and do something to celebrate it

Don't over think this, children celebrate the little things such as loosing a tooth, or finding a penny on the ground :) Enjoy yourself while you celebrate. I hope to hear your sweet comments, and how you make each day count!

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude"


Jamie Leigh


Jessie Szmanda said...

Love this idea! Justin and I will be celebrating something this week (maybe getting approved for a mortgage ;-)

Jenny said...

That sounds like such a great workshop you attended! Thank you for sharing it with us :)