Do you remember that feeling when you were a kid where you were so excited about doing something that you felt like you could pee your pants? Maybe it was going to an amusement park, or something as simple as mini golf and ice cream.
What happens to us that we so rarely feel that when we get older? I mean, I'm always looking forward to doing one thing or another, but I feel like I don't get really excited that often. I experience a lot of what I'll call "elongated joy" on a daily basis, like spending time with Simon or sharing an old TV series with Diana, but the things that make me accidentally pee a little? Those are hard to come by.
There are big and obvious things to line up to create this feeling, and we've got two trips on the calendar that will likely spur these feelings. But I need to come up with something easier, cheaper and local for this as well.