by Skip Cohen
I always like to get away from writing about marketing and business on Sunday mornings, and today is no exception. I've shared thoughts from Melody Beattie several times in the past and her thought from yesterday is perfect for this morning.
How long has it been since you played? How long has it been since you played at your life, had fun with it?
Our imaginations are so delightful when we're young. Watch a child sit in the middle of the floor and build castles with blocks. Watch a child play--any object can be anything, and anything can be fun. Life can pound that out of us if we let it.
Breath life back into your imagination. Come back to life. Let yourself see dragons in clouds and leprechauns in trees and velvet in a rose. Imagine what it would be like to grab a handful of cloud. Then touch the tree. And put the rose to your cheek.
Let your imagination come alive. Play the game of "What If?" What if anything could be anything? What if life could be fun?
This morning I woke up thinking about the day ahead and decided to kick back and pretty much not worry about anything...just have fun. "Fun" is one of those words too often lost in business today. It's still there, but for most of you, it's buried under the stress of seasonality, Covid, health, money - you name it, and it's probably blocking your route to fun!
So, I'm not suggesting you be irresponsible and abandon your focus on life, just take the time to focus on something fun - something that makes you smile.
I took a camera with me this morning when we took the pups out. The shots I got will never win any awards, but trying to get Belle and Lucy to sit still for a few clicks of the shutter made me laugh. And the smile these two bring into our hearts every day keeps an aspect of fun in our lives, like the favorite seasoning a fine chef adds to a special dish.
Take the time today and have fun! Make it a day to abandon the stress in your life and stop worrying about tomorrow until tomorrow gets here! Instead, laugh, spend time with friends and your family and take the time to think about no matter how tough life can be; we've all got something to feel blessed about.
Wishing everybody a day that's jam-packed with fun, laughs, and whatever it takes to make your heart soar. Go for those eleven-second therapeutic hugs with the people and pets most important in your life. Life is too short to do things you don't love doing.
Happy Sunday...or Monday if you've joined me from the other side of the world.
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