It was on one of my recent trips home to the farm in Saskatchewan when my family was talking and somehow the topic of how I enjoy writing came up. That for me it’s an expression whether anyone, other than me, gets something from it – that I light up and get excited when I get an idea I want to create or communicate.
My sister and I are completely different, and we both will claim that. She has so many strengths that I don’t possess. She stated to my mom, “Writing is her inner yeehaw”. That statement alone lit me up because it made sense. And I nodded my prairie girl head in agreement.
I think we can all attest to the fact that quite often life doesn’t turn out like we thought it would. In many ways, hindsight teaches us it turned out better. God’s good plans for us don’t change just because WE got surprised. But in between circumstances and hindsight lies the fog of what we call waiting and trusting.
I have more recently found and experienced that when you feed your spirit with the Word and truth, and keep alive the things that delight your heart, your mind doesn’t get so overweighed with emotions. The Bible does say after all, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” So if your heart is fed….well?
What’s my inner yeehaw other than writing? Travel. Starbucks with a good book and latte. The grandeur of a live theatre and performance. A song at just the right moment. Buying a little, seemingly insignificant gift for someone that I know will make them smile because it made me think of them. Dance lessons. Whatever it is, I think everyone needs to feed their real self with the things that are unique to them.
What makes you light up? Because I firmly believe that when you smile with your inner yeehaw, God does too, because He put it there in the first place.
Unashamedly, will all your might, till your very last breath – please, be yourself. Or you’ll never know the delight of what God made in YOU.