“It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.”
Yesterday I wrote that it is fun deciding to live life backwards, thinking younger everyday makes a whole lot of sense. One of the best ways to do that in my mind is to quit worrying too much about convention, what others might think and the like. I think part of many of the problems that unhappy people have is trying to live in the mold others have put them in.
Want to have some fun? Whenever you are about to do something you have always done the same way you always have, don’t do it that way. We all have the ability to add spice to our lives if we just step off the beaten path once in a while. One of the great things that comes with age is that eccentric becomes more acceptable. So do something silly now and then and when someone close hollers “What are you doing?” just grin and enjoy the moment.
Here is something written years ago by Emily Myrick that is right on. Follow her advice, break out the balloons and let go, you’ll be glad you did.
LET YOURSELF GO
The other day my friend told me to let go.... he told me not to be so worried about what I'm doing, or what I look like, but to just let myself go once in awhile. This really got me thinking. Maybe I should let go. Maybe I should do something crazy, just so I can say I did. I've got many long years ahead of me, and plenty of time to live a fun and happy life.
Sometimes, an opportunity only knocks at the door once, and if you don't answer it at that particular moment, then you'll never get another chance. Life is tough, and most of the time we spend our days wondering why things go the way they do.
After thinking for awhile I'm finally realizing that maybe thinking about this so much, is wasting the time in which we could be going out and making the days go better. We're wasting the time we have here on Earth. By attempting to figure out why life goes the way it does, we lose time when we could be having fun, and living our lives to the fullest.
We are only here for a short amount of time. An average of 70-100 years seems long, but it goes faster then we realize. It's so incredibly important to live every day to it's fullest potential. When you're 87 years old and laying on your death bed, do you want to look back and think of things that you wished you had done?
I don't know about you but I want to look back and remember all the times when I let myself go, and had fun. I want to remember the times when I actually let myself be open to try new things, and open the door to wonderful opportunities.
Life is only wonderful if you leave yourself open to be part of it. Think about it.
You can be childlike without being childish. A child always wants to have fun. Ask yourself, 'Am I having fun?'
The homeowner got into his grubbiest clothes on Saturday morning and set about all the chores he'd been putting off for weeks.
He'd cleaned the garage, pruned the hedge, and was halfway through mowing the lawn when a woman pulled up in the driveway and yelled out her window, "Say, what do you get for yard work?"
The fellow thought for a minute, then answered, "The lady who lives here lets me sleep with her."
"A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her."
Little Debbie came running into the house after school one day, shouting, "Daddy! Daddy! I got a 100 in school today!" "That's great, Sweetheart," said her daddy. "Come in the living room and tell me about it." "Well," began the confession, "I got 50 in spelling, 30 in math, and 20 in science..."
The reason computers can do more work is they don't have to stop and answer the phone.
A 16-year-old girl bought herself a very tiny bikini. Very proud she came home and put it on. She then showed her mother how she looked in it.
"What do you think mom?" she asked.
Her mother replied: "If I wore that when I was your age, you would have been 5 years older."
"I'm just a poor preacher."
"I know. I've heard your sermons."
THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL,
Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good,
She was very, very good.
But when she was bad,
She got a fur coat, jewels,
Waterfront condo, and a sports car.
Having a green thumb doesn't necessarily mean you are a good gardener; you could simply be a lousy painter.
A husband stepped on one of those penny scales that tell you your fortune and weight and dropped in a coin. "Listen to this," he said to his wife, showing her a small, white card. "It says I'm energetic, bright, resourceful and a great husband."
"Yeah," his wife nodded, "and it has your weight wrong, too."
You know what happens when you play country music backwards? You quit drinking, you get your wife back, you're rehired and your lost dog comes home.
When Nancy and I went up to New England a couple of years ago we decided to stay in one of those quaint little inns. The clerk at the inn asked me if we wanted a room with a shower or a tub.
"What's the difference?" I asked.
"Well, sir, in a tub, you can sit down."
“You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.”
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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