Friday, August 11, 2017

Looking for Fun


Looking for Fun by Debra H. Goldstein

Sometimes, I don’t feel like writing a blog.  Other times, I have ideas galore, but not enough time to address them.  The reality, according to John Lennon is “life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.” This has been that kind of week. In fact, it has been that kind of month.
I could complain, but what good would it do? And, why would I want to?  Life isn’t perfect (ask my air conditioner), but it certainly beats the alternative. Besides, sometimes a “bad” thing turns out to be the best thing that could have happened. Plans falling through may mean extra time to do something on my to-do list or to simply have fun.
Fun is something I like. I tend to be super serious, but when there is laughter and fun, no matter what goes wrong, the world is right. Occasionally, I forget to have fun. I become too overwhelmed with obligations.  Responsibilities become burdensome. Eventually, my to-do list is accomplished, but when things aren’t fun, every task takes longer. Little roadblocks, which usually never bother me, are irksome. When I reach that point, I need to step away, take stock, and find my sense of fun.  It may be a deep reach, but it always is there. Thank goodness.

What about you? How do you find your way back to an even keel?

6 comments:

  1. One of my favorite summer activities is sitting on the screened porch. With cooler temps this week, I carried my laptop, coffee, pen and paper out to the table...and realized the people across the street are getting a new roof, with loud radio accompaniment.

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  2. So, did you write to the beat of the music or retreat into the house?

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    1. After raising three teenagers, I tuned it out and kept on pounding the keyboard.

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  3. Debra, when I get blue I watch a sad movie that makes me cry and I just get it over with and boo hoo and then I watch a comedy and laugh until my side hurts. Then I get my ass back in the saddle and giddy up. Juliana

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    1. Juliana,
      That sounds like a winning combination ... I tend to go to show music for a boost. Sort of a "pick myself up and start all over again" approach.

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    2. I do the musicals, too. I love Mama Mia for singing and dancing. It cheers me up to watch Colin Firth dance and sing.
      Juli

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