So this morning on my way into work, my kids were going nuts over the less than one inch of snow that was on the ground and continued to fall. I looked at them and said, “I hope you are happy,” which reminded me of a song that I proceeded to play on my iPod while we all sang along. The song was Defying Gravity from Wicked. (If you haven’t heard it – or if you have and love it – here’s a link to it.)

After listening to the song, I couldn’t help but feel energized for the day. The idea that nothing and no one has the power to hold me down tied in nicely to the book study I began with my friend Tina this week. We started The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg. As we talked yesterday we both loved the term he uses to describe what it is like to be and embrace the person that God created us to be. Flourish. When we are who we are supposed to be, we flourish. When we are operating in the ways that God has created us to operate, we flourish. When we are doing the things that our hearts long to do, we flourish. We defy gravity. We can’t be held down.

And that is energizing. And those thoughts and reminders started my day off on an amazing high that continues through spreadsheets, phone calls, and to-do lists that get longer instead of shorter.

Maybe I should listen to this song every morning. 😉

What is bringing you energy today?