Hey there. Hi. Hello!
Do you see me?
Can you hear me?
Do you even know I’m here?
Flashes on a screen
Beats and voices,
but none of them mine.
Will you find a second to spare me your time?
Brick walls and windows
Faceless and seeing all the same
Will you turn around to look at me
if I call out your name?
Stop. Pause. Rewind.
You can push these any time,
anytime but here, right now.
Living, breathing, can not be replaced.
One second, you miss, and it’s gone.
Will you ever realize?
What are we going to do? PLAY!
How are we going to do it? AWESOMELY!
There is this widely misleading rumor floating around that playtime is just for kids. Well, I am ready to blow that myth straight out of the water! First let’s take a good long look at what the definition of play even is:
Play /plā/ verb
engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation
rather than a serious or practical purpose.
WHOA!!! For enjoyment and recreation RATHER than serious or practical purpose! BOOM BOOM MAMA!
So often, we step into our “adult” roles with an already prescribed list of things that we “should” be doing. Clean the house, go to work, feed the cat, wash the car, etc. What can so easily fall to the wayside when we get so focused on these tasks is all the fun! Life is not meant to be serious 100% of the time – heck, I’d even go so far as to say it isn’t meant to be taken seriously 50% of the time! Making time for play helps us to smile & feel good, relax, and enjoy all the little things. Life is all what we make of it, the good the bad and the ugly, but don’t all the junky stuff get in the way all the time. Making time for play and fun is easier than you think! Here is a list of my favourite ways to incorporate play into my daily life, without breaking the bank or needing massive amounts of time!
What are some of the ways that you currently incorporate play into your daily life? How has it positively influenced your life and of those around you? What other ways can you bring daily play into your life right now?
Until next time 🙂