According to Alexandra Delis-Abrams, Ph.D, in ABC Feelings: A Learning/Coloring Book, E is for feeling excited. She says,
"Can you think of a time when you felt excited?
It sounds like you were really happy, knowing good things were about to happen. I (I kid you not, this is what it says) bet you felt like a rocket ready to take off."
Now I'm stuck on the orgasm thing, but I don't think my elementary students will get that: I should be safe to share E with them.
(I'm going to use this book next year for writing prompts for my students.)
A time when I felt excited?
I feel a low level of anxiety a lot of the time, but tonight, right now, with the house empty, the windows open and the train sounds in the distance, I feel calm and peaceful and joyful.
I have a car that runs, a home with a view of trees, a clean kitchen and almost enough money to pay next month's bills, not to mention hot and cold running water, indoor plumbing, electricity, a big ass TV, a Netflix account (Big Love season 2 discs 2 and 3 are coming tomorrow!!!!), wireless internet access, a MacBook provided by my work, two loving dogs, a cat that's cute (but kinda nuts!), a husband who works 100 miles away and comes home on the weekend, three sons, one with a wonderful girlfriend, and 2 roommates (my youngest son and one of his friends) who pay cash money rent....
My needs and wants are mostly met - what else could I want here at Casa de Refugio?
Hey I'm almost feeling excited thinking about how great I have it!
So, I'm going with that answer.
I feel excited that I am feeling so contentedly joyful!
How about you?
Can you think of a time you felt excited -
like a rocket that is ready to take off?