Ice Breaker – Excited For Life

excited for life

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

(I’m always looking for Ice Breaker question ideas.  If you have an idea, send me an email at  If I use your question, I’ll give you credit and share your links.)

Too often, we lose our zeal for life as we allow the pulls and pressures of life to weigh us down.  This week’s Stretched Ice Breaker is meant to re-inject some energy back into your life.

Question:  What gets you excited about life?

My Answer:  The best way for me to answer this question is to create a list.  Here are some of the things that get me excited about life:

  • Spending time with my wife
  • Watching my kids use their talents and discover their passions
  • Helping others succeed
  • Writing a killer blog post
  • Serving in Guatemala
  • Speaking to people
  • Running
  • Reading an inspiring book
  • Watching playoff baseball (especially when the Cubs or the Phillies are on the field)
  • Checking things off my to-do-list
  • Connecting with my mastermind group
  • Being in community with people who positively stretch me
  • Watching a good movie
  • Going on vacation
  • Going to work
  • Going to church
  • Going to the dentist
  • Learning something new

Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment. I look forward to reading your response! (As always, feel free to share links.) And keep Stretching!