Sunday, July 6, 2008

What Makes Your Heart Sing?

What is it that makes your heart sing? What is it that you do that really makes you feel alive? What is it that you would always love to do more of?

At different points in our lives, this thing can change. Perhaps when we were younger it was a sport, or a hobby, or the kind of work we did. It could be something as simple as cooking a good meal, gardening, singing with other people, going dancing. Or it could be as personal as writing poetry, playing a musical instrument, stringing beads, painting pictures or knitting. Some people have a passion for bird watching, snorkeling, or photography.

Has that disappeared now that we have grown older? Or has that attention simply shifted to something else?

What is it that you would do whether or not you got paid for it? What is it that awakens your curiosity, stokes your enthusiasm and makes you smile, laugh and generally puts you in a good mood?

For each of us it is different. What makes one person's heart sing can make them more enjoyable to be around, as their joy spreads outward from them, and other people pick up on their sense of aliveness. The important question is: Do you still do things that make your heart sing?

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