Last week I posted this question on Facebook – “What did you like to do as a child”?   Several friends responded with comments like climbing trees, coloring and drawing, playing with their Easy Bake oven, reading Nancy Drew and putting on plays.  I added painting and playing in the mud!

These comments got me inspired.  I started remembering not just what I did as a child but what it felt like to be absorbed in play – pure fun, imagination and giddyness!  I’m excited that I have already brought a sense of that back into my life with my painting but I realize I want to engage in more activities that feel like play – and more importantly to look at what I am alrady doing as play instead of work.

For example, this weekend I spent several hours in the garden transplanting, pruning, cleaning… but this time, remembering my love of playing in the mud, I experienced greater pleasure in where I was and what I was doing!

Some ideas I have to add more fun… checking out books from the childrens section at the library – maybe re-reading some Nancy Drew, watch some G rated movies, finally climb that rock wall at the gym…

How do you keep that sense of play alive in your life?

How would you like to?

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