Originally posted on Rethinking Life:
Don’t deny yourself…it’s okay to have fun. Whatever anyone tells you…that life is about responsibility, hard work, doing your share…being grown-up and serious…the truth is…life is about having fun. If you’re not having any fun, then the rest of what you do is all going to be drudge work. Without fun life is gray and filled with things that “have to” or “need to” be dealt with and done. Gray, gray, gray. Put a little color into everyday and have FUN. Dance in the hallway while you’re waiting for the elevator, sing in your car, walk on the curb and try not to fall off. Blow bubbles whenever the mood moves you. Eat what you feel like eating. LAUGH as often as possible…well, not so that people start to think there’s something wrong with you, but you know what I mean. If you get used to having fun everyday, then everyday will be fun. Having fun makes the non-fun things easier to handle because you know that there’s something just waiting on the other side of the icky stuff, that will be fun. YOU have to put the FUN in YOUR life. No one is going to sprinkle fun dust on you, so start to figure out the things that make you happy and then DO THOSE THINGS. Small things, big things, doesn’t matter. Just do whatever makes you happy and before long, you will do fun things automatically because you will have trained yourself (brain wise) to seek out and do FUN things. If you do this, you won’t have to think about having fun anymore because you will be far to busy having a great time and fun filled life. You can be a serious, responsible adult and STILL HAVE FUN…you don’t have to ignore or banish the kid inside who wants to carrying a tiny metal airplane around in his briefcase. And remember dancing, singing, is good for our minds, bodies and souls…it’s fun and sometimes silly but it loosens us up and makes us feel cool, goofy, or weird and more importantly…it breaks the chain of grayness that we may have now and then. So have at it and good luck.