Wednesday, June 29, 2005

What's your childhood dream?

Across the street from our house was a drive-in theater. At night during the summer we could sit in the front yard and watch the movies for free with a completely unobstructed view of the 30 foot high screen. Of course, we couldn't hear anything, but we watched all the movies we wanted to watch.

During the day, Mr. Elbow (the owner) was there working. He changed the name of the movie on the markee every week to advertise the upcoming double feature. Sometimes letters fell to the ground below. If I found them and returned them to him, he'd give me a dollar.

When I couldn't find any letters in the tall grass--and I felt brave enough--I ventured to the building that housed the projection booth and snack bar where Mr. Elbow was cleaning and preparing for the next showing. I asked if he had any chores that I could do for him. He handed me a bottle of Windex and a roll of paper towels and I cleaned the glass in the candy cases. Sometimes I swept the floor. He paid me a dollar.

Even when I was 10, I liked the idea of being self-employed and providing a service. Retail was not my thing...lemon-ade stands held no appeal for me.

Remembering the plans and desires of our childhood puts us in touch with our passion--and that's where the energy is. Find your passion. Reconnect with the energy of your youth.

My other dream was to be an actress. I still have time.

How about you? What's your childhood dream? Are you living it?

Tell us about it.

from the Energy Coach,
Wanda Tucker

Friday, June 24, 2005

And now for the rest--

Friday night. All my Monday through Friday obligations are done. The weekend lies before me.

I talked to my coach this morning. She challenged me to look at how I rest. That's!

My tendency is to keep going until I can't any more. Rest consists of sitting down--reading a book, playing a computer game, watching a movie, or doing nothing--until my internal battery recharges enough that I can get up and go again. Sometimes I sit there worrying about all the things I am not getting done.

But what if Rest were my plan? What if I were to rest with intention? What if I were to rest before my battery ran down completely? Would that feel different? I'm betting it would.

I invite you to take the challenge with me. Then tell me how it works for you. I'd love to hear.

(I took this picture at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden a few weeks ago when I went there with a friend from out of town. We had a wonderful restful visit.)


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