What Are You Waiting To Do?
Article Text: My ten year old daughter asked, “Mom, can we build a miniature doll house?” I said, “Sure, some day.” Cassy quizzed me, “When will it be some day?”
We all do it. Put off learning something new or doing something we have always wanted to experience. We tell ourselves …
Some day… I will find the time to quilt, cross stitch, scrapbook or decorate cakes.
Some day… I would like to learn how to golf, down hill ski, shoot pool or play the harmonica.
Some day… it would be thrilling to run in a marathon, go white water rafting, catch a fish or drive an eighteen-wheeler.
Some day… it would be fun to ride a horse, take up bird watching, change my hair color or milk a cow.
Some day… I might attend a class for digital photography, computer training, drawing or get a tattoo.
Some day… I hope to write a book, take voice lessons, audition for a part in a play or learn how to belly dance.
“When will it be some day?” Cassy’s innocent, but painfully honest question triggered a deep realization within me. The miniature dollhouse we built together, eleven years ago, reminds me that unless we decide to make it happen, some day remains barely out of our reach until it disappears. If you are putting off doing something you desire, make a point to do it this year, instead of waiting until some day.
Lois McElravy, Lessons from Lois, works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to use the power of humor and the magic of laughter to handle the demands and pressures of work and home, adjust to constant change, deal with difficult people, cope with the unpredictable swift pace of life, product positive outcomes and have more fun.
Learning to laugh and “hangin’ on with humor” rescued Lois from the distress and despair surrounding her daily life, and initiated her recovery from a brain injury. Lois’ keynotes and trainings entertain, inspire and stimulate audiences to examine their own response to challenge and adversity. Hilarious personal stories, “Lessons from Lois” impart life-changing insights and equip participants with humor strategies and practical solutions to overcome the seriousness of their life challenges and feel happy.
Her universal message renews hope and motivates others to consistently do small things so they can achieve amazing results one day at a time.
©2012 Lois McElravy, Lessons from Lois – Permission to reprint or repost this article is granted by including the above byline and Lois’ contact information. http://www.lessonsfromlois.com