I am constantly awed by my daughter’s ability to make things fun.
Playing a board game, while I’m focused on whose turn it is and how quickly the pawns get moved because bedtime is fast approaching, she’s delighting in different ways to roll the dice.
She’s constantly finding new ways to flip over the arm of the couch while walking from the dining room to her bedroom.
Instead of sitting still and waiting for something, she’s making shapes with her hands, or funny faces, or me laugh.
I think I was always a fairly sensitive, serious child but somewhere along the path to adulthood I lost touch with my sense of fun. I’m putting focused attention on finding it again. In my own responsible adult, to-do list filled life. (It’s easy to find the fun when I’m playing with my girl. It’s harder when I’m scrubbing toilets and folding socks.)
Last week I bought myself a pack of multicolor glitter stars. I’m using them in my calendar to add some sparkle to getting things done. That feels fun to me.
This week whether it’s making dinner, doing the dishes, plowing through my email or cleaning off my desk (again) I’m looking for the fun. I plan to make a new (fun!) habit of it.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to do the same.
And if you’re someone who naturally finds the fun, or the silly, or the goofy in life, I’d love to hear about it. Stories and tips are welcome.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to put on a red clown nose and have breakfast.
Mary Ellington says
There is something to be said for having children around! I spend three afternoons a week with a 22 month old toddler. The best part is when she laughs. I’ve noticed that there is a lot of seriousness between the child and her parents. I won’t go so far as to say I’m the next Mary Poppins, but I do add some levity. Of course, when I leave, I turn back into my adult persona. But the sound of laughter, like angels singing, stays with me.
May your day be filled with sparkle and laughter.
I am so blessed to know people who fill envelopes full of glitter, and i can honestly say laughing is my favorite thing to do. So I go out of my way to grin and giggle at life.
may your day be filled with humor!
“Blessed are those of us who can laugh at ourselves, for we shall never cease to be amused”