I finally saw Disney’s Christopher Robin, and it did exactly what I hoped it would do. It did not bog me down in “but’s” or “on-the-other-hand’s.” Adults get too wrapped up in the importance of their work and forget what they are actually supposed to be working for: the means to make the rest of their living possible. So in honor of a lesson well-taught and well-taken, I give you a post about laughing and playing, with no other purpose at all.
First, I have posted this before, but it is my go-to when I need to laugh or make someone feel better. I dare you not to laugh….
That one led me to the E-trade baby ads. Remember those? here is one of my favorites:
“This is my shocked face!” Hysterical!
Okay, so now you’ve laughed, and that’s nice, but you haven’t actually played. This is the recommendation that will make you HATE me. I have been known to lose track of time and stagger into bed after midnight on a school-night because of Sporcle. Try it out at Sporcle.com. It is trivia, yes, and you know that I am a wealth of trivial information. But this sight has something for everyone, I promise.
I have you hooked, don’t I?
Now a more serious suggestion. It is no secret that I love life and have a lot of fun with lots of different things. Here are some ways I find to fit fun into my everyday life:
- Trying to set speed records for shelving books, competing against myself.
- Seeing how fast I can peel a potato. My best time was 18 secs.
- Making meal plans thematically. For example, International week: Italian one night, Chinese another, French, etc. Another is American classics week: burgers and french fries one night, meatloaf another, tuna casserole, etc.
- Wii Fit for exercise. That is really fun!
- Eating my peanut butter sandwich or English muffin on fine china. It’s not too much work to wash one plate.
- Googling…or Yahooing or whatever browser you use…”The Most Beautiful Places on Earth. I made a slideshow that I watch from time to time just to *sigh* at the wondrous places there are. Even if I’ll never get to them in person, it lifts my spirits to know such places exist.
- Write romance novels about time travel and Christmas magic, although that may be a bit more of a commitment than you can make.
The sky’s the limit if you make the time for it, even if it’s just a little time. Life is supposed to be wonderful, all the time, every day. We are working to live, not living to work.
Unless, of course, your job is lots of fun. Then do that.