the power of play

the power of play
 photo by jill banach

photo by jill banach

Often times we get so wrapped up in our work and our duties and our goals that we forget about ourselves. We forget about what makes us happy. Sure, it’s important to work hard but many times I find myself living off of a list–what I have to get and what I have to get done. But at the end of the day, what’s the most important thing? Is it the long list of tasks you accomplished (or didn’t) or  your happiness? There are definitely days that you simply don’t have time to swing from a rope swing you and your friends discovered in the woods one snow day, but don’t forget play altogether! Think back to childhood. It was a natural instinct to play. You danced, you sang, you were silly. You didn’t think too far ahead of yourself; you simply lived. I think there’s a lot to learn from the simplicity of children. Life doesn’t always have to be so serious. Explore, adventure, laugh!

HAHA!

On one day that I’m remembering in particular, my friend Lizzy and I postponed our Statistics homework to do some cartwheels and forward rolls in the dance-room of her dorm. It was fun to be a kid again!  It’s nice to deviate from your normal routine. I felt pretty groovy. The cool thing is that we never have to let go of that spunk. We’re all quirky and weird deep down anyway.