Why do we love resolutions so much?
But here’s the rub.
In Brazil, the weather is near perfect for outdoor activity year round. So as a youngster growing up there, I spent a lot of time on the playground. But sadly, the playground was also my nemesis.
Remember that kid on the playground who was always physically capable of doing monkey bars, handstands and cart wheels? I was NOT that kid!
In fact I didn’t even try. Instead, I just ran around the park playing with the other kids who were like me—the ones who didn’t do all of the cool stuff.
“You haven’t read the Harry Potter books yet?”
My best friend clapped her hands with delight, her eyes shining, and stopped in her tracks. We were taking a leisurely twilight stroll through my old neighborhood in New York, but suddenly she looked like her heart was racing with joy.
In fact, she looked positively ecstatic.“I am so happy for you,” she said. “You get to experience it all for the first time!”
And of course she was right. There’s nothing like discovering a magical new world for the first time. It’s an experience you can never replicate, no matter how hard you try.