by Skip Cohen
It's Sunday, and I'm almost always off the topic of business and marketing in imaging. Well, I'm about to run amuck again...
I love this time of year, but there are still so many of you who have forgotten to have fun. I'm not minimizing the challenges in business today or your lives. There's a lot on our plates to worry about, but that doesn't mean you can't give your worry-genes regular time off - or fire them all together and simply have fun!
"Fun" is one of those words lost these days, stolen by the stress of business, health, finances, and let's not forget the purveyors of fun-stealing - politicians, alarmists, and everybody has at least one doom and gloom friend who wants to warn us of something they read on the Internet!
Now and then, Melody Beattie steps in to give me a hand, and today's reading is perfect...
How careful and guarded we've been with fun, with playing, with sheer enjoyment--whether we're working, traveling or wandering around town on a Saturday afternoon. Sometimes, we act as though there's a limited amount, a scarce supply of fun available. We can't take too much or it'll all be gone.
That's how I was for a long time. One Saturday afternoon, my son, Shane, asked if he could spend the night at a friend's house to play and have a sleepover.
"Why?" I asked
"To have fun," he said.
"You just did something fun last night." I reminded him.
He thought for a moment. "Who said you can't have fun two days in a row?"
Have some fun--with life, with love, with work. Then go out and have some more!
And that pretty much makes my point! Sheila and I are focused on fun. But that doesn't mean we're being irresponsible - just refusing to let the negativity of the outside world into ours. If we've all learned nothing else over the last couple of years, it's that life is too short.
Wishing everybody a day of fun with family and friends. The stress of business will all be there tomorrow - time to put a smile on your face and in your heart...TODAY! And as always, go for those eleven-second therapeutic hugs with the people you love most. It's a great way to reinforce building that wall of fun to keep the naysayers out!
Happy Sunday...or Monday if you're following me from the other side of the world!
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