What did you like to do for fun when you were 5 or 6? Did you create artistic masterpieces that were then put on the fridge? Did you make up silly songs or create stories or plays that were then performed for anyone who would attend? Did you make up games or have adventures to keep you and your friends entertained outside until the street lights came on and you reluctantly went in for the night?
I did all of those things. When I think back to some of the crazy things that my friends and I would do, I just have to laugh.
We were creative, we were imaginative and we were brave. Complete silliness. Don’t you miss that? Now it seems that the only time we as adults do that kind of stuff is either when we are around kids and bouncing off of their infectious energy, when we’re on vacation and letting loose or when we’re drunk and have no idea what we’re doing.
When and why did we lose our sense of fun? I think it’s because someone said that we had to or we should for one reason or another but who are” they”?
I’m one of the lucky ones. I have chosen a career where I get to move and play and be silly from time to time. I am also like that in my personal life as well. I sing my dog silly songs, we have dance parties and we go on adventures whenever time permits. I try to incorporate fun in my life whenever and wherever I can. Let the Spirit Play!!!
Think about three things that you loved doing when you were a kid and go and do them. There will be the adult mind making up all kinds of excuses why you can’t or shouldn’t do them, but ignore it. We never made excuses for these things that we loved when we were kids. We just did them and had fun. Why? Because they brought us pure joy and there is no better feeling than that.
Many things bring me joy but my favorite thing hands down is listening to music or better yet being at a great concert, with a great crowd, listening to great music. I really think I could do that every day of my life.
Speaking of good music, don’t you love when you buy a CD for one particular song from an artist that was virtually unknown to you and after listening to it over and over again, you fall in love with the whole album? It grows on you. Well right now while writing I am listening to a very mellow CD by a Canadian artist named Remy Shand. It’s over 10 years old and it is one of those CD’s. I don’t grab it often but when I do, I get right into it.
When you are really in that moment of pure joy, nothing else matters. We need more of that.
What was the last thing you did that brought you complete and utterly pure joy?