I read a wonderful little memoir called “I Dare Me!” by Lu Ann Cahn about how she did something new every day for a year. It was a fun little read, and it inspired me to think about getting out there and doing, being, choosing differently.
I am committed to one new thing a week which is only 52 “new things” in a year which felt VERY doable to me, almost easy! Some simple changes from my first week made a difference for me….I enjoyed a ton of new classes at a new workout center for the week–loved my new yoga, spinning and strength teachers…energizing!
I “let” my daughter go downhill skiing for the first time and she just conquered those hills with her usual grace and grit, and I said some extra prayers that day=-) She’s my inspiration every day bc she does something new pretty much every day and her life reflects that passion and “joie de vivre”.
The list goes on, nothing life changing per se, but moment changing perhaps which leads to life changing….Here’s to a wonderful 2015!
Laverty’s Life Link: Think about small, medium even large things you could choose differently each day and see how it feels…feel free to share your experiences with others and pass the inspiration forward=-) Love, Tracy and truly–happy, peaceful new year to you…..
I have been to 100’s of spinning classes, and I have been fascinated by a few of the instructors. We have a new Friday am instructor at my club. There weren’t many people there and there wasn’t a lot of enthusiasm in the group, but she came to us with bold and bright energy each week! She was having us do chants and different spinning “moves” and really brought heart, soul, humor and a big smile to the class.
At one point someone said, “there is no one here” and she said, “there will be…we will bring in our new tribe”. It is not easy to bring that kind of energy and boldness to a few lackluster spinners and keep bringing it week after week. Yesterday I acknowledged her for her positive spirit and energy and told her it made a difference to me and I am sure to others. She said “I needed that today”. She had a lot more people drift in and a few really vocal folks who were clearly joining with her energy and vibe.
I share this because there are so many fun Law of Attraction points to this story. Today I will focus on how your attitude determines your altitude=-) She really brought the right attitude each class NO MATTER WHAT…even if we were silent and slow, even if we were not into it, even if some of us had our own headphones on–she brought it…..and then she brought it again–it is contagious. It is not always easy to bring a great attitude….she inspired me, and I wanted to share a piece of her with you as well.
Laverty’s Life Link: Where does your attitude bring yourself and possibly others forward and up? How can you celebrate that?
Where does your attitude bring yourself/others down? What are you willing to do to change your attitude and focus…..to create a new altitude? This may be as easy as focusing on what you are grateful for and how you want to feel in that moment..it may be as easy as a sincere smile to a friendly face.