Whatever is going on in your life, don’t forget to have fun! Fun is really what it’s all about. Well, not totally, but I believe it’s meant to be a big part of your life. Somehow fun gets lost in the midst of all the learning we do in school, and in the midst of the myriad of rules we learn to follow as we grow up. What better time of the year to have fun than in this time of so many holidays, in December. I’m sure there are more, but here are just a few of the days that are celebrated in December:
- Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)
- Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)
- St. Lucia Day (Swedish)
- Hanukkah (Jewish)
- Christmas Day (Christian)
- Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian)
- Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)
- Kwanzaa (African American)
- Omisoka (Japanese)
- Yule (Pagan)
- Saturnalia (Pagan
Everything in life should be as fun as possible. Yes, everything! I may not love having to go to the dentist or the doctors office, but I do love seeing my dentist and doctors. I mean, checking in with them, to say hi for the year, and talk with them a little. I make it fun, by rewarding myself for going with a trip to Starbucks, and maybe to a restaurant on the way home. I guess that started when I was a kid. If I went to the dentist for a check up and had a good report of no cavities, I got to go pick out something small I wanted at the store. Usually, that would be a new outfit for my Barbie doll. To have no cavities at my dentist was rare. I found out years later that the first two dentists in my life were not the most reliably honest practitioners. But, I do remember getting quite a few Barbie outfits, so maybe the rules of getting a present were not all that strict.
Everything should be fun, including work. I mean, sometimes work is just work, but if you love what you do, then the bits you aren’t fond of will not be so bad.
Just because you don’t feel well, doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun. Your idea of what’s fun might change, it might change drastically, but you can still have fun. I think it’s fun to go to Wal-Mart now, something I only did out of necessity in years past. I can have fun just sitting inside my house in my chaise, covered up and warm in the winter time, listening to Christmas music playing through my new Echo Dot, and working on my blog with the help of my eyegaze computer system (thanks Team Gleason). A new thing I’ve discovered that is fun, is my Echo Dot. I may never get everything figured out that it does, but I am having fun trying.
I have a friend who seems to have more fun the older she gets. She has so much energy, the fun never slows down for her! I have an aunt and uncle who seem to have more than their fair share of fun, traveling every few months to some sunny destination! They are doing things the way they were meant to be done, finding fun whenever and wherever possible.
Having fun makes your life less stressful. You don’t worry as much about the troubles of the world when you are busy having fun. It’s not that you don’t care, but you don’t worry. Life seems just a little bit, or a lot, better when you are having fun.
What does this weeks video have to do with this blog post? Nothing. I just love the new album by John Prine. Music is fun for me. I inherited a love for it, and maybe even a little talent. Find what makes your life fun, and enjoy it everyday!