From a young age, the song Dancing Queen struck a chord deep within me every time it came on the radio. Not because I liked it nor because it’s catchy, but because the artist’s crooning voice spoke to my reserved nature.
Ironically, it wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I realized what it means to “never lose your sense of wonder”.
So, to the one who is weighed down by your to-do lists and responsibilities. To the one who feels stuck in your daily routine. To the one who has given up on your dreams and settled for the comfortable life….
Hold on to that little girl inside of you – the one who dreams of traveling the world, marrying a prince, becoming an astronaut, owning a horse farm or becoming the next president of the United States.
Put on your fanciest dress on a Wednesday just because. Take 30 minutes every day to do what makes your soul happy. Dance in the rain and jump in puddles. Wear sequins on a Monday or hats for every other day of the week.
Have adventures wherever you are. Travel. Better yet, move to Paris or Peru. Open your heart to every person you meet. Become a keeper of stories. Say no to something that takes up some of your time, but often leaves you feeling sad or frustrated.
Check things off your bucket list. Book a ticket to Africa or Europe. Take a road trip across the country or to a neighboring state.
Do something that challenges you physically, mentally and spiritually. Throw a fancy dinner party for your family and friends. Open your heart to welcome love and friendship deep into your soul.
Take a leap and start that business you’ve always just called a hobby. Start a blog. Write the next great American novel or a series of e-books.
Speak up for what you believe in, even if you’re the only one standing.
Approach each new day with positive thoughts and the wild-eyed look of a newborn. Lose the cynicism and look for the good in people. Don’t let anyone put you in a box and call it “normal.”
Do what makes you happy. Dedicate your life to what you were created to do. Don’t settle for what’s comfortable. You were created for MORE.