ChildhoodYears ago Disney World had a commercial featuring the cutest little kids the night before their big trip to Disney World. The little boy complained to his mother, “I’m too excited to sleep.”

I never had trouble getting my children to go to bed on Christmas Eve, although they probably were too excited to sleep. They didn’t know exactly what the next day would bring; they only knew that it would be good.

Children never entertain the idea that the next day won’t happen or that it won’t be good. They live on the faith that the next day will be wonderful and it always is.

As adults, we must create goals for our lives that give us that same anticipation of joy that we felt on Christmas Eve or the night before an important birthday. That “I can hardly wait” feeling about your future.

Find a goal for your life that gets you as excited as Christmas, your wedding, the senior prom, graduation, getting your driver’s license.

Then mentally and physically prepare for your new future. Just as we prepare for holidays with a tree, shopping, baking and decorations, we must also prepare for our new, joyous future.

Planning and imagining what our future will look like builds excitement. Preparation keeps movement going, it generates energy and drive. Just like our children, we should not even entertain the thought that our future won’t happen or that it won’t be wonderful.

Attack you goals with the vigor of a young child.

Anticipate your new life as if it were a holiday because your future should be something to celebrate.

Stop back on Monday for a very special seven-day Kwanzaa series.

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Happy holiday to you all. I’m too excited to sleep.


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  1. I live and breathe this post, Saundra!! I’m the oldest of seven (two sisters; four brothers), and we adore each other. Our parents were phenomenal!! My first book was written in honor of the way we were raised. Like your quote says, my childhood flares up within me on a regular basis, and I love it!!

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  3. really inspiring and creative thinking within the way you use your words. I wish someday my writing skills will be on the same level as yours.

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