When asked recently what would make the world a better place, without delay I replied, “Excitement.”
Feeling we are too mature to wiggle and squirm in anticipation, the average adult plows through a day’s activities without much emotion.
We call it control.
We insist it’s grown-up.
We fear the appearance of childishness, and in the process, lose the better parts of being childlike.
- So we declare that “Christmas is for the children.”
- The roller coaster was exciting, but well within the scope of our coping.
- And romance and its pleasures are a matter of well-timed course.
Excitement is what allows us to believe that things can get better. If we are fully aware of all the possibilities, then we are no longer able to be surprised. And any creature who is incapable of being astonished at the beauty of creation soon loses the true significance of living.
I like to be excited.
Sometimes I like to excite myself, just to make sure it’s not broken.
But mostly, I feel the need to let my breath be bated by the beauty of something unknown.
Thank you for enjoying Words from Dic(tionary) — J.R. Practix
Mr. Kringle’s Tales … 26 Stories ‘Til Christmas
“The best Christmas stories I’ve ever read!”
From the toy shop to the manger, an advent calendar of Christmas stories, beginning on November 30th and ending on Christmas morning.
We need a good Christmas this year.
Mr. Kringle’s Tales will help you make it so.