Wow! I just had one those rare days where I had nothing to do except relax and watch television. I thought to myself how nice it would be to finally get a break from my hectic life. So, I planted myself on my couch, which I tend to jokingly call my kryptonite couch. Well, as usual the kryptonite couch went to work while I didn’t, and it sucked all the power right out of my motionless body.
Eventually, I entered a semi-comatose state in which I found myself just staring thoughtlessly at the hypnotic blue tube mounted up on the wall in front of me. I started this lazy day off sitting on the couch, then lounged, and eventually laid down in a motionless and emotionless state for several hours, during which me and the couch became one. Sadly, though, this lying around didn’t produce the release from life and the joy I hoped it would.
Thank goodness I was saved from this dullness by my three-year old daughter who had tired of playing in the other room with her older siblings. She insisted that I take her outside. My lazy body and mind tried to resist by saying, “Hey, why don’t you watch some tv?” She wasn’t having any of this though. Her mind was made up. She grabbed my hand and pulled with all of her might.
When I finally got to my feet, boy did I feel tired! But then something very interesting happened. The more my daughter pulled me away from the couch, the more energy my body found. I felt better emotions and thoughts entering my mind. This better state of mind was kicking out that blah that had previously taken up residence in my mind and body. We ended up playing on the swings and we both had a blast.
Now teens, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us. Remember that positive motion creates positive emotions for us. And once again, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do…