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.
Playing 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.