Do not know about you, but I find people of my generation absolutely set in their ways. Of course, we all have those friends that are still fun to be with and are game for many things. Unfortunately, they are few and far between. Most of our contemporaries have decided that it’s better to take things cautiously and not temp fate. Whatever that means!!!
Someone once said that we grow old because we stop playing, not the other way around. A greater truth has not been stated. We must keep our playfulness, it is as simple as that. How is another story because we are all different and because we have different ways of playing!!!
I am all for having fun, play and make mischief if we can. I believe in my heart that is the only way to face our golden years. Of course, I have been told more than once to act my age. Since I know I was never this age before, I claim ignorance. How to behave an age I know nothing about???
Enough of the teasing, you know what I mean. There is no such thing as acting one’s age. Even in the off-chance that someone can tell me what that is, I would not be interested. Would you???
This is why we must play while we still can. Dance when you hear music, hold your partner’s hand and swing them as you walk, stick out your tongue to a small child and see her reaction. No need to shy away from joining in a catch game or to stoop and talk to a child who is holding a doll. Offer to hold the doll if she allows you, why not???
Play, that’s it …..do not think twice. Do what you must to keep play in your life. Do not look around first before you engage in some silly game. Go for a swim and splash around, dunk your head in the ocean and build sand castles. Sing out loud, embrace the music when you hear it. Celebrate your birthday with cake and balloons, no matter your age.
Life is short, it is full of challenges and not always easy-to-make decisions. We act responsibly most of the time, which is to be expected. There are enough serious moments in our lives already. What we need are the moments that make us relax and smile. So, go ahead. Just do it, go with the flow, enjoy the moment and play to your heart’s content!!!