I love the commercial for Dave and Busters that talks about people bringing their fun with them. The "fun" is identified as smaller people totally consumed with the concept of having a good time. The ad reminds us that we often leave our "fun" behind when heading out for the day. I think we forget how to enjoy life.
Sometimes I'm so tired I feel as though I tackle each day in the same way that I might push myself through a difficult task or a particularly painful exercise (which is pretty much any exercise I try to do). You know the approach? Grit your teeth and power your way through it? At the end of the day, there's a sigh of relief that it's over. Then I lay in bed at night thinking, "what was that?" Where was the fulfillment, the passion, the joie de vie? Oops! must have left my fun home again.
All of the cliches fit; Stop to smell the roses, make the most of each moment, life is short, don't sweat the small stuff, life is a journey not a destination. So true, but so tough to remember because, as John Lennon said, "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans" or to quote Forest Gump, "shit happens"!
Sooo, starting tomorrow, my plan is to have fun as I go about my day. What will really happen, is anyone's guess!!