Happy May! The days have gotten longer, the sun is shining brighter, the air is getting warmer and we are beginning to spend more and more time outside eagerly anticipating and planning for summer.
What fun are you anticipating?
What is fun? So many of us have wonderful ideas of things we would like to do and experience, activities we love and those we want to try. Yet they often remain just that, ideas. For acting on them may mean we would have to give up some of our responsibilities, let go some of our beliefs and fears, stretch out of our comfort zones …
What would it take for you to bring more fun into your life?
Remember when you were a child and every day was fun? Take a few moments today and think back to that time in your own life. Remember what you liked to do as a child, the activities that greeted you the biggest smiles, the loudest giggles, huge bursts of energy. Children have fun so easily. Then, as we get older, we begin to let the responsibilities of school, work and life get take over until one day we wake up and wonder where the fun has gone.
What did you love to do as a child?
Think about what it would mean to you, your family, your work and your life if you had some fun every day. Fun lightens our moods, brings us joy, helps us be in the present moment, feel younger and more alive. When we are engaged in fun, we experience more of the beauty of life, our stress level is lower, we have a glow about us.
What does fun do for you?
Fun, to me, means … spending time with my wonderful husband, seeing my beautiful nephew, eating delicious food, canoeing on a still lake, watching a comedy, reading a mystery novel, taking walks in the sunshine, baking cookies, taking a cruise, painting, flying a kite on the beach …
What does fun mean to you?
While many of the activities I mentioned about do not happen every day, I do make fun a part of my daily life, usually in the form of laughter with my husband, gazing out the window marveling at the beauty of nature, reading a passage in an inspirational book, or playing with my gorgeous cat on the floor of my sunroom. Some of these things take only a few minutes, but every time, my spirits are lifted.
How would you like fun to be part of your life?