This boy.

This week’s prompt:

Everyone has different things that keep them going. Sometimes it’s the  people around us, other times it might be what’s waiting for us on the  other side of hard work. Whatever it may be, there’s usually some sort  of motivation to get up every day, get things done, or maybe even go the extra mile. With that said, what would you say is your biggest motivation in life? Has it always been this way? Source


This boy.

Motivation incarnate.

Motivation with a smile, a heart, a soul, a giggle. Motivation with love.  So very much love.

MY motivation. To smile, to giggle, to love. My motivation to give a little more when everything in my being is telling me to take. To take a break, to take a nap, to take an escape. But no. Give.

Give smiles, give laughter, give love.

Has it always been this way? Hell no. The magical thing about motivation is that it is dynamic. It moves with us, changes its façade, constantly reinvents itself. In other points in my world, motivation looked a lot like…a softball bat, a field hockey stick, penny candy, a diving board, beer (that might still hold true), a good long run, chocolate, a degree and then another degree, travel, adventure, a beautiful hike, a margarita!, a new dress.

And all of those motivations? They’re…fine. Sometimes great, sometimes…just fine.

But this motivation?

This motivation makes my heart sing. Challenges me to see the world in new ways. To practice kindness. To give more. To take less. To share the joys of a simple day’s adventure with a tiny little man whose heart is so big.

That is where I find my motivation. In the little man’s heart, soul, kindness. And in his giggle. Oh god, his giggle.

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