I had the opportunity to take the kids to a Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobat exhibition this week. It was amazing to watch what the human body is capable of!
I can't imagine the number of hours that goes into training for such a show, especially the portions where the acrobats are working in unison with one another. One would hold another up, balancing in a contorted back bend, while another would climb on top to do some fantastic trick.
The most amazing part to me was to see the grace and composure with which they carried off each trick. Each acrobat looked absolutely calm. Serene. A beautiful smile never left each face, no matter what was happening.
I wish I could incorporate that attitude into my life!
I'm bending over backwards while someone steps on my neck to stand on my torso? No problem! Look! I'm still smiling!
My face is millimeters from another's armpit while I hold up three twirling ladies and balance on a silver ball? I'm still smiling!
I'm driving a bicycle with 10 other people stacked on top so that I can't see a thing? I'm still smiling!
I wonder what it would do for my attitude and my productivity if I kept on smiling no matter how difficult the task?
I think I'll give it a try.