This morning, thanks to my amazing wife, I got to drive four supercars on a race track. The experience was thoroughly awesome. And I think it’s important to have fun. But what struck me afterwards as being even more important is to enjoy being myself.
I like cars. I like learning new things and working out how to do them better. I like to push myself. I like to be in control. Driving around Killarney Raceway this morning in a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, a Nissan GTR and a Porsche was therefore enormously enjoyable.
Far more than the enjoyment of what I was doing, though, was the enjoyment of being myself in the experience. I felt alive. I felt capable. I felt exhilarated and at the same time comfortable.
I now feel refreshed and relaxed, ready to face any challenges and new experiences that may be lurking just around the corner.
This experience and subsequent awareness reminds me of the need to do regularly those things that make me enjoy being myself. It is crucial to invest in myself, not just in terms of what makes me valuable to other people (marketable skills, etc.) but also in terms of what makes me valuable to me. I want to enjoy being alive more.
Over and above everything that’s been mentioned above is a growing appreciation of the wonder of love. My wife gave me this wonderful gift because she knew it would make me very happy. She did it just for me, not to get anything in return. How awesome is that?
Thank you, Tessa. I love you.