Friday, September 26, 2014
I got a suggestion yesterday (in an on-line class) to look at my 'to do' list for the day, to scratch half of it and add one item of "fun." It could be anything. Sticking a flower in a vase, drawing a picture, painting my nails...
I realized how my original list--which was, by the way, in my head and not written down-- was one of 'obligations.' There was a bill to pay, a stack of paper to organize, an exercise session to get in, etc. When I tried to think of 'fun' I was (I am embarrassed to say this) STUMPED.
I stewed about this question off and on all day. Finally after dinner I came up with the idea of doing a 'night walk," with my husband. We held hands and bumped along on our country road. (No worries, it's in a safe community place). We ran into a neighbor who was driving out to run an errand. She said we were nuts! (But I also thought she looked a teensy, weensy bit jealous...) It was then I realized how unique JUST HAVING FUN is in my much too serious life.
It felt great to be called NUTS (-: And I'm still thinking about that sweet walk in the dark.