I arrived at the airport the other day in a great mood. I was going on a getaway trip for the first time in months. I love to travel. And I had spent the last few weekends looking forward to this new adventure.
As I dragged my bag behind me through security, I took a look around. And I could just see the stress in people’s faces. Some poor Moms were having to persuade their young kids to take off their shoes or stop crying. Some employee was yelling about making sure we followed the proper instructions. Everyone just seemed really cranky. A few minutes later, I realized I was starting to feel cranky too. It was like I was picking up on what everyone else around me was thinking and feeling.
Then I remembered that I didn’t have to. I could just keep the party going in my head. It didn’t matter. None of it mattered. They could be as unhappy as they wanted to be. As loud as they could be.
So I closed my eyes. I visualized myself dancing crazy, letting lose. I thought about the little girl I once was and started dancing with her too. I had music playing in my head and I was really getting into it, dancing around and acting silly. A smile found it’s way to my face and I started to feel much better. I was back to being excited again.
It was then that I made a decision. Despite everything else going on around me, I was going to keep the party going. Even if it was only in my head.
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