Waking up to the sound of birds singing is just about the best feeling ever. Well, I think so anyway. Birds are so beautiful. The colors flashing by as they go flying high in the air, the warbling of their songs on still evenings, the tilt of their head as they’re trying to figure stuff out. When was the last time you just stopped and listened to them? Just let yourself enjoy their loveliness.
What about flowers? When was the last time you allowed yourself to dance through a field, collecting the breathtaking blossoms that bloom this time of summer? Every year I’m astonished when my memory isn’t disappointed at the thousands of flowers arrayed in our hay fields. If you don’t have hay fields, surely you can find someplace that has flowers. Don’t you think it would make you feel better and happier if you went and soaked in their beauty?
I’m a great believer in enjoying the small things in life. I find that I often say “Have fun” as a closing remark in a conversation. I thought about it, wondering how it comes across to people, because I don’t mean “Go and do something that’s fun” what I mean is “Whatever you’re about to do, find a way to make it fun” because really, having a good attitude makes just about anything better. And yes, of course I have to be working on this too, but I do think I have more fun with life than the average person my age. I have more fun because I find enjoyment in the little things. Because I make every-day-sistuations fun. Just think about it, would you have more fun scrubbing the floor if you were simply scrubbing it, or would you have more fun if you were racing with yourself? Or if you were pretending you were erasing a secret message before the ‘bad guys’ found it? Or if you were the one leaving the secret message to be found? Seriously, think of all the different ways you could come up to make a normal and average job more enjoyable?
|pictures taken by my adopted mom =)
The Bible says “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”. What are you doing to make your days more fun?