"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Sunday, January 5, 2014

My Birthday Snowman Tradition

We are in the middle of a winter storm
 here in Indiana
and  my employer has cancelled
 work already for tomorrow.
They are calling for wind chill temperatures tonight and tomorrow
 of  30- 40 degrees below zero!!!! 
`*✲ ´*。.❄¨¯`*✲。So baby its COLD outside..¨¯`*✲ ´*。.❄¨¯`*✲。

I went outside this afternoon 
(while the temperatures were still mild)
to make a snowman.
Actually, 8 years ago, 
on my big five-O birthday,
I decided to build a snowman and to 
make it a tradition
every year to remind myself that I 
am NEVER TOO OLD to be a kid at heart
and to continue always putting
the all important and spontaneous
 in my life.

“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. 
Without it, life just doesn't taste good”.

 -Lucia Capocchion

I think sometimes we have to be intentional

about putting fun in our lives.

Sometimes we get so busy in this life

 that we forget to take time out
and let down and just enjoy for no reason.

I usually find that when I am extra stressed

 or feeling low on life,

it is usually because I have 
gone way too long
 without any playtime or fun.

When I do stop to do something silly or fun,

then my TO DO list seems so much easier.

And I usually have more energy too.

One of my 2014 wishes for you my friends,

is that you will add extra play

 and fun in your lives.

Life can be so serious, with all of the details

on our lists that need done

 or taken care of each day..each week.

Maybe together we can keep tabs

 on one another
and encourage each other

 to make special time

 for play and fun in our lives.

 “Sing to the Lord a new song;

 play skillfully, and SHOUT FOR JOY!!!”

Psalms 33:3

NOW  why don't you

 go out and build a snowman or 

something FUN like that!



Bren Graham Thebeau said...

Saw your snowgal on Facebook and so appreciate the idea behind it, being intentional about play, does make life move along easier I'm thinking :-)

Jennifer Richardson said...

Add extra play....yes!
Yes I will:)
Thanks for the way you inspire
and warm my heart,