…On Childhood and Joy
Now why is it that I have misplaced my capacity to enjoy life “just because”. I mean, memories of my childhood are mainly made of carefree days filled with giggles and adventures. It was easy to find something to be excited about. Pure and simple joy. I long for that. Yes, I get it; grown-up-ness comes hand in hand with tons of responsibilities and commitments that capture our time and resources. Nevertheless, If I could retrieve something from my past it would definitely be the innocence of mind and the un-shelled heart, which allowed me to just smile and laugh at the meekest of things.
This past weekend I went to the skating rink with my children. Roller skating was definitely one of my favorite activities as a kid. I use to spend much time skating around the block along with my childhood BFF Marlin. It made me happy. Last Saturday I tried roller blading instead; a little intimidating at first, but really easier than its predecessor. Despite the fact that my feet hurt from the grip of the blades, I was able to really enjoy myself. The kids had fun too. You know, a little fun goes a long way in the way of unwinding; most importantly, it helps build the moments we will cherish forever.
Now, borrowing from fellow blogger Phil Echols and his site 2 Words: Become Better, sometimes in life we just need to Choose Happiness. Phil recently did a series of posts on how to integrate a little fun into ones life. He suggested Mini Golf, Go Karts, and Playing Jenga. Below is a list of fun activities that I would enjoy doing more of and would love to find a way to incorporate into my Bucket List and my life:
- Playing Pool
- Ice Skating
- Riding a Bicycle
- Flying a Kite
How about you; are there fun activities you have neglected and would love to retake? Also, do you prefer Roller Skating or Roller Blading?