The sun is out again in my neck of the woods! YAY! And, as amazing as Mr. Sun is, even he can’t shine everyday. So when it is sunny out there, why not take in the rays? Enjoy the moment? Maximize the fun? I am reminded of that Trooper (go Canadian bands!) song:
“We’re here for a good time
Not a long time
So have a good time
The sun can’t shine everyday.”
It’s true, the sun can’t shine everyday. And so when it does, we should enjoy (especially us Canadian folks…) and even when it isn’t, that shouldn’t stop us from having a good time.
We don’t need any more excuses not to have fun in our lives. In fact, I think just the opposite. I think we need to instead find more excuses to have fun in our lives.
When was the last time you had fun? I mean, real, unabashed, uninhibited, smile till your face hurts, laugh till you cry good ol’ fashioned fun?!?
Now I know fun can mean different things to different people, but I wonder how many of us really try to make fun a priority in our lives. Or even ask ourselves what fun means to us?
I fear life has become too serious. And I’ll admit I can be found guilty of it, too. I feel we have become a society that lives to work, instead of one that works to live. Now work is important, don’t get me wrong, but so is play and fun. I feel the majority of us would far more easily find time for a business meeting over finding time for a game of hide and seek in the forest. Now why is that?
We’ve all become too good at making excuses. I don’t have time for fun. I’m too old to have fun. I need to work first, and then we’ll see if I can squeeze in some fun after all is done. But my work is my fun. I’ll have fun as soon as this project is complete.
Well guess what, those excuses aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. So we gotta move past them. And who said work and fun have to be mutually exclusive, anyhow? I don’t think the answer is to necessarily schedule “fun time” from 5 – 6pm on our calendar every other day. That’s simply not going to work! But perhaps we can bring a sense of fun to all that we do – and yes, even work! – or allow ourselves to channel our childlike fun-ness every once in a while.
This week I did get quite a bit of work done, however I also had a whole lotta fun (and checked a few things off my Summer bucket list while I was at it!) I threw a balcony party, did yoga unplugged on the deck. enjoyed my rooftop for the first time this season ~ it just so happened to coincide with a new male magazine launch, and so I was forced to share the pool with some swimsuit models… tough life! ~ went to a pre-TIFF media launch party, hosted the Company of Women Summer Sizzler, went rowing, and attended Freed’s 10th Anniversary rooftop party. And this weekend I’m heading to the CNE! Fun times indeed. And no, I’m not going to feel guilty about it. I’m going to embrace the fun-ness! (and yes, it’s a word.)
Life is short enough as it is… so how do you want to be spending it?!? It’s time to make fun a priority. (Click to tweet it out!)
As the saying goes, ‘enjoy what you can, when you can, whilst you can.’ So, whether Mr. Sun comes out to play or not, make sure you have some fun this weekend!
Have a FAB week!
How are YOU going to bring some more fun-ness into your world this week? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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