Love With Grace™: Excitement

by | Dec 14, 2022 | Love | 0 comments

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem

The Age of Excitement…

My thoughts on the future are somewhat rooted in the past.

Jan and I lived a wonderfully exciting life.

Challenge… adrenaline rush… risk… or just the excitement that comes from planning to attend the next hot new musical coming to town.

 I chose the above photo to go with the one to the right. The connection may not be apparent to you immediately, but to me, it is obvious!

Snow is frozen water. Jan and I would start getting excited about skiing in mid-September. Dreaming of hitting the first snow as early as possible.

We lived in Colorado so everything revolved around playing in the seasons. Especially ski season, then waiting for the snow to melt so we could do the rafting on the Arkansas river.

Snow becomes water… water travels downhill… picks up speed… and when it is perfect… we looked forward with tremendous excitement to things labeled Class 3-4-5!

The Excitement of Possibilities…

I think Gloria Steinem got it right. Dreaming is planning for the possibilities of an exciting life.

So, how does this apply to love and being loved?

Some folks can easily live without too much external excitement in their lives. Others, like me, want a life partner who excites, and wants to be excited.

As we age what excites us might change a little or a lot. But my point is that I need to find a woman who loves roller coasters, not just life on a merry-go-round.

A carousel is fine for a relaxing trip down memory lane, but to create exciting new memories requires excitement!

I have now become keenly aware of what excites me and why. In fact, I have found a woman friend who is incredibly exciting—visually, emotionally, and evocatively.

But, the rest of the package is hopelessly mired in an alternate reality that is impossible to reconcile.

I guess my point is that all excitement has a price… a cost that must be paid.

Sometimes the price is physical pain (skiing does that frequently:) and sometimes the cost is purely emotional or financial.

So, the question becomes, what bill am I willing to pay to find the thrill I am looking for?

This will require prayer and thought.

I am old, not dead. Many reading this will be middle-aged looking for direction.

Putting excitement into my future is not optional—the issue is how, how much, and with whom?! Clearly, more will be written on this keyword.
Eric Richard Haas


Grace Note: What EXCITES you? How important is this single word to your future? Have you given it any thought? I know I try to quantify things, so this is an 8-9 out of 10 for me. How about you?

Written by HunrayOne

Eric Richard Haas lost his beautiful wife, Janice, to incurable cancer on January 9, 2022, after 30 wonderful years of marriage. Together they have 5 kids, 9 grandkids, and 8 great-grandkids. Eric (E.R) is the CEO of the TQ Smart family of companies, a serial entrepreneur x22 and author x27 (AKA The Invisible Billionaire) E. R. lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beautiful cat, Kissie



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