“Friends don’t let friends do silly things alone.”
~ from BlueMountain e-card
To all my friends out there that get silly with me, you know who you are. Thank you!
I’m looking forward to a New Year of more fun, more silliness, more play.
As a child, I remember the day that I decided to grow up and put away the toys. At six years old, in a new country, I became a serious student, older brother, and son. Today, when I look back, I realize that I never gave up play. I climbed trees, drew pictures, played board games and cards. I had simply moved from “childish toys” to what a six-year-old considered “grown-up.”
As an adult, it took me a while to realize that life is better because of play and playfulness. It’s just more fun! More creative! More joyful! For this lesson, I thank my friends who get silly with me.
Today, I find balance between the serious and the playful. (Ok, I’m not always balanced, but I try.)
Researchers continue to explore the importance of play in the development of our brains, our self-confidence, imagination and creativity.