Wednesday, April 18, 2012

P is for Play

My kitchen is kind of a mess. I am in the middle of painting my kids' room. I have 20 pages of editing to do. My garage needs to be cleaned and organized. My email inbox is in DESPERATE need of attention, and I'm four days behind on replying to comments.  I haven't read blog posts for two days.

But you know what?

I'm not going to do any of it today.  TODAY, I am going to play.

yellow shoesPlaying is important.  As adults, how often do we really play?  We ALWAYS have all that stuff to do, don't we?  Work, kids, house, yard, etc.  It's not like it's ever going to go away, and we always have that mental list of things we need to get done in the back of our heads.  We certainly can't play until all that's done!

Wait, what?  You can?

Oh yes, you can.  I'm not saying to blow it off every day.  But every once in a while?  Heck yes.  Blow it off.  Put off what you can do today till tomorrow.  Go outside. Dance in the rain or the sun or the thunderstorm (not recommending golf as a mode of play on those days, kids). Go see something you've never seen before.  Visit your favorite place.  Eat caramel apples and milkshakes and sunshine.

ENJOY YOUR LIFE.  You've only got one.  Put a little play in it.

17 comments:

  1. This is precisely why you see Hallie and I at a certain restaurant on such a regular basis... Hopefully now that summer is just around the corner we'll branch out, but who knows.

    Eric

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    1. That's weird, I thought it was because you're a lush. LOL

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  2. Yeah, that's good. Play's different for everybody, but I've been driving myself crazy trying to keep up with stuff. I can make a little time for play!

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    1. Playtime's good! :) I hope you get some soon

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  3. Love this post. I'm off to play in the woods for a few days. I'm unplugging from everything & can't wait. Hope you enjoyed your play day.

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    1. Oh, that sounds lovely! I hope you have a wonderful and stress-free time!

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  4. Hope you had a great day of play, but I do agree, there are some days we just need to take the time to enjoy life and not try to get everything accomplished on our "to do" list :)

    betty

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    1. We did, thank you! A little misty, but a good day together.

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  5. I might play too much. I built a fort in the lounge the other day. I'm 24.

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  6. Wow, you are so right. I asked my daughter this week what she thought my hobby was and she said "you like to organize........." I need a hobby! Thanks for your letter P post. I needed it.

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    1. LOL! Aw, I like to organize too. Not so good at STAYING organized, but I like to create it.

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  7. Wow, you are so right. I asked my daughter this week what she thought my hobby was and she said "you like to organize........." I need a hobby! Thanks for your letter P post. I needed it.

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  8. You work too hard mom! :D Just buy me some ice cream instead! heehee

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    1. ha... Clean your room and we'll talk.

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