Ha…I knew “A Quickie” would grab your attention…..*grin*
I’m definitely a proponent of fun. *Everything* I do shall be with an open heart, wonder filled, joy filled, fun filled. The moments I feel anything different from that, it is my choice to release the negative and embrace the positive and *make it fun*. In fact, if I feel anything different from wonder filled, joy filled, fun filled, then I *choose* to find the fun in it. It’s my inner *perspective* that needs altering, not anything external. I have no control over external, all kinds of control over internal. My life is a direct reflection of exactly how far I allow my heart to open, exactly how strong my Faith is, exactly how many moments I’m embracing wonder, joy, fun……
In my life, the months of June-October are prime sailing season. Prime beach season. Prime barbecue, beach bonfires, lazy days at the pool, lazy river at the water park days (we really have a lazy river at the water park–I do nothing but float on a raft all day long!), hours of letting the sun warm me, enjoy the sunrise/sunset/ brilliant night sky, quality time with my friends….I love this season for all that it brings to my life. Abundance plain and simple. Because I recognize the abundance, I tap into it, I revel in it; and I teach my children the same, I share it with those around me….*joy-filled* indeed. I find it absolutely necessary for my Spirit, my Soul, my Heart to experience joy filled in abundance to balance out challenges and allow for new opportunities…
And yes I do all of this while working full time and being a single mom to my two young children, so you may list one million excuses, but really they are just one million barriers to fun….
Ah, but the warmth of the sun is making me ramble….My point here today is twofold:
- Identify what *you* consider fun-what delights your heart– then just do it….We all have a list a mile long of responsibilities, obligations, *should’s*, most valid excuses…..so work on that list a bit each day so that you make take the time to enjoy life, revel in pleasure, *live*. Guilt free. This earth is our playground…so play!
- Share it. I think wonder, joy, love, delight, is best when shared…..there are times to experience alone, but there are also times it is effortless to reach out to someone and share the moment. Someone within my circle…better yet…someone *Outside* of my circle..*That* is fearlessness. Does it cost you anything to invite someone to your BBQ, pay for the person behind you at the water park, encourage a mom struggling with her baby at the beach, point out a brilliant sunset to someone looking the other way…..
A “Quickie” indeed….a spontaneous burst of pleasure that you internalize for yourself, yet joyfully share with someone else (you have to love the spin on *that* phrase:) And humor…find the humor even as you are standing in a long line, your significant other doesn’t want to participate, your food is burned on the grill, the sunset is over before you’ve viewed it….the Universe has a sense of humor, tap into that and make it your own….