Get up in the morning! Jump Out of Bed! Try something new! Make a new friend! Have some fun!
Fun is a state of mind and you get to choose it every day. Sure we all have work to do and lives to lead and responsibilities to bear. But even if your work takes up 12 hours of every day, you still get 12 hours more to live a zestful life with zip. So if you sleep 8 hours of that time, and I hope you do because it’s very important to your natural health and your natural beauty to get a good night’s sleep – that gives you at least 4 hours of time to enjoy the rest of your life.
What will get you smiling? Listening to music or singing along with a movie? Watching the waves break on the ocean or spending some time in your garden? Playing with the kids or the puppies or the kittens? Baking some chocolate chip cookies. Watching a funny movie. Hiking in the mountains. Etc. Etc. Etc.
Just like Nike says – JUST DO IT!!! Kick up your heels and have some fun today. If you have a zest for life, you will never miss out on fun. There’s no need to be serious and uptight all the time. Drop your worries and just learn to enjoy this moment, and then the next, and then the one after that.
Some of the most brilliant geniuses of our time, who worked very hard to invent and discover and show us the serious side of the world, also enjoyed life to the fullest -
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln
“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
“What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.” ~HH the Dalai Lama
“What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.” ~Leo Buscaglia
“Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how.” – Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat