Don’t you just know these two scenarios, drawn from 1000awesomethings, a blog that’s been turned into a book of 1000 awesome things, published on Friday:
#997 Locking people out of the car and then pretending to drive away. My Dad was a big fan of doing this. Most Dads are.
#527 The night before a really big day.
Stare at that ceiling. Sweaty palms, white knuckles, deep breaths in bed.
Maybe the ring’s stowed away and the reservations are made. Maybe the results are coming in and everyone’s coming over. Maybe you’re buttoning down for a new job or following your heart and leaving an old one.
As the moonlight shines in your window excitement bubbles in your brain.
It’s almost here.
Love this. I get excited the night before Big Things. I hope I never stop getting excited in this way. Christmas Eve, sleeping on the family room floor at home, I get that sense of anticipation and specialness described above. Kind of dorky. Yes.
Before a big, scary job, I’ll go and stare at the sky, or sit in the dark, and think about the enormity of things. And the incongruency.
Me?!! The Bigness? !! Wow, how does this fit? The fact that I’ve been plunged into Something Big feels so incongruent that I just can’t put it down to my own doing. It feels bigger than a work of my orchestrating. It feels inevitable, preordained, destined by a force bigger than me. And very, very special.
When Big Things happen in life, I think we all like a bit of time to stand back and observe oneself in The Bigness. “There I am, little me, in Bigness”, you say to yourself. It does feel like the moon shines on you, especially. And life feels very significant.
How awesome to stop and reflect on such lovely, familiar moments and frame them as important!!
PS. I’ve always thought panel vans were awesome.