Sunday, November 11, 2012

Exploring Exuberance

Over the years I've found it difficult to be excited. To be . . . exuberant.   Or at least. To show it.

I've never been good at expressing myself through tone of voice or facial expression or attitude. I've talked about it before, how I'm not even very good at feeling emotions in the first place.

The past few days I've been pondering the idea of exuberance, of excitement, and how it affects other people. I'm the kind of person who notices lots of little details, the ones most people don't seem to. I'm often told I'm extremely observant, and I try to put that skill to use.

As time goes by, and (hopefully) I grow wiser and more in tune with my surroundings, I notice more things. How a smile can change someone's attitude, how being excited can just make everything seem better to those around you. Your mood will reflect on others.

Since this topic has been going across my mind lately, I've been trying to show my emotions more, on my face, in my tone, through my body language. My family might find the change in me a little weird, since they know I'm such an even-keeled person, but I hope they appreciate it as well, because I can see a change for the better.

I'm not very good at writing my thoughts down. I can write down a story, but writing my thoughts and expressing myself are as difficult to me as expressing myself in person, so once again, I hope this make sense.

If you feel excited, happy, or even just content. Show it. It might help someone else turn their day around for the better.

I'm trying this this week. I'm exploring exuberance, and I'll see where it leads me.


  1. This is absolutely the best blog post I've ever read. Amanda, I've often been told the same thing and ever since I've become an Oracle of Fire, I've been noticing time and again how my attitude is changing -- whether people notice it or not. And by the way, I'm absolutely proud of you for writing this down. I'm going to do this as well this week. :-) Keep up the good work. :-)

  2. I requested both PT and NI at my local library (Jake Epp Library) since they don't have them yet. :)

    1. You're very welcome. I'm happy to do what I can to make sure others get to read such amazing books. :)
      How's your exploration of exuberance coming along?