just for fun friday

I had a couple of completely unrelated experiences recently that got me thinking about how important it is to have amusement and fun. Over the holidays my little four year old nephew was telling ‘jokes’ at dinner. They had no punchline and made absolutely no sense, but he was laughing hysterically the whole time and thought it was the funniest thing ever. If you want to tune into fun and play energy, go hang out with a four year old for a while.

Then we had a little delay on the start date for Kim & Scott’s kitchen project, partly because of the weather and partly because of the lead time with the windows for the back door. We ended up splitting the work into two projects to be able to keep moving forward, but  anytime unexpected things happen that delay big projects, renovations, buying a house, or things related to work, often we go straight from smooth sailing to stress and worry in the blink of an eye, serious sneaks in while we aren’t looking and pretty soon everything is hard and no fun and feels like a bigger deal than it needs to be… doesn’t sound super fun does it? But that definitely doesn’t have to be the experience we have.

When we grow up and become adults it can be easy to lose our connection to play… being silly for no reason, without caring how we look or what other people think. There’s a freedom and openness with play that, on an energy level can create a lot more room for movement.

So here’s a little secret of the universe… when things seem heavy… and slow… and we start getting a little too serious for our own good, what we really need to get things moving is to have some fun – not more serious… to lighten up… find our amusement, play, laughter, to clear away resistance – and, on an energy level, open ourselves back up… to receive.

That’s what will always get things moving again, get things un-stuck… and if I had to pick, I’d pick fun and ease and laughter over effort and serious and struggle any day.

And the amusement doesn’t have to be related to what we feel serious or weighed down by. Don’t get me wrong, it helps to be able to laugh at whatever ridiculous thing has totally thrown us off our game, but having fun and finding amusement about anything is the trick.

So today I’m sharing this super funny video that I recently rediscovered. I love it, I laugh every time I see it and it’s just for fun. I hope you like it too {and have a good laugh} Happy Friday!

One Comment

  1. Catherine Calvert

    Thanks nancy, sometimes it is hard to remember not to get caught up in all the small bits and get all stressed out…I like the having fun part and thanks for the reminder.

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