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Time for Fun!

Posted on June 4th, by Mary Elizabeth Murphy in 2009, Weekend Attitude Adjustment. 8 comments

fun2_290x136_scaled_croppThe song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun!” by Cyndi Lauper keeps running through my head this morning.

How are you having fun these days? Are you planning to go to the lake, the beach or the mountains? Did your Memorial Day picnic offer time to tell stories and share fond memories? For those of us with family who have served or are serving, did you find a way to honor them with a smile?

Life seems to have been so serious lately and rightfully so. There are many serious issues requiring attention. And yet, perhaps because summer has begun, I find myself yearning for fun, laughter and plain ole’ silliness.

From a tax payer perspective I don’t know if I agree with the President and First Lady’s date night in New York. I’m sure there are great theatres and restaurants in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia – you know, a motorcade vs. a helicopter ride away, but I do agree with and love the essence of their “date night”.

I found myself longing to experience the same worry free spirit they displayed as husband and wife in love and sharing what appeared to be a wonderful evening together. They were creating a new memory for the file of their life.
It served to add to my yearning for a little free spirited fun. For me it was not what they did but the fact that they did it. That was a message I was ready to receive.

When was the last time you and your partner had fun? How are you bringing fun into your workplace? Do you and your business partners wring your hands with worry or instead every once in awhile throw them up in the air and just laugh?

Have you and your spouse had an evening out recently? Just the two of you – even if you are taking a long drive or walk or bicycle ride, can you find time for just the two of you?

Life is more fun when you can share it with someone else. What about your best friend, or favorite cousin? When are you going to stop, pick up the phone or type on your keyboard and send an invitation to someone important to you? Ask them to join you in some simple, easy, good ole fashion activity that will bring you both a bit of relief, laughter and joy.

Please remember to tell us about it! Sharing ideas within our WeekEnd Attitude Adjustment community is fun. It would be awesome to have 17 new ideas to share with each other. How many are you willing to share with us? Simply clicking the comment section below and tell us your story.

And until next time … I remain….

Joyfully yours,
Mary Elizabeth

8 thoughts on “Time for Fun!

  1. You are absolutely right — I’m ready to laugh until I embarrass myself! Let’s see … which one of my goofy friends will I call tonight …

    • Hi Patricia,

      Thank you for sharing. I’m looking forward to laughter so loud that it is contagious.

      Mary Elizabeth

  2. Joy Jacobs on said:

    Thanks for the reminder…shame we need a “reminder” to have fun! 🙂 Last week, I went with a girlfriend to Femme Fest in NoDa and had a blast! This week, I think I will try the Taste of Charlotte…just to walk around and get a new scene for the week! Joy

    • Thank you Joy for your response. We are gathering some great ideas from this community. Patricia with her idea to call a friend and laugh.
      Your idea to take advantage of some local offerings and take in a new perspective. I’m loving it!

      That’s two – 15 more fun ideas to go to reach our goal of 17 for the weekend!

  3. Karen Graves on said:

    Thanks for the reminder to enjoy life while I am busy living life. I really like this newsletter and the encouragements to make a difference each day I live. Thanks

    • Thank you Karen. It is always good to hear from you. I love your point about remembering to enjoy life while we are living our life. It reminds me of a thought I had recently “living your life in joy creates an enjoyable life”.

  4. I love you Mary Elizabeth! The past couple of weeks have been tough and if it were not for you and the ladies we have around us I am not sure I would have been brave enough to do it. I look forward to talking to you soon! This article was perfect to remind me life is not all toil and trouble!


    • Hi Tina,
      Thank you for your sweet sentiment! You are a blessing to me. Your use of “toil and trouble” is wonderful. Remembering that phrase from somewhere in my past I went to “The Google” and found the following from Shakespeare’s Macbeth,
      “Double, double toil and trouble;
      Fire burn, and caldron bubble.”

      Now that’s a visual! Next time I feel myself getting a bit overly concerned about “troubles” I’m going to take a step back, a deep breath and say, “Double, double toil and trouble…” and then smile and laugh out loud … Ahh Ha Ha Ha Ha!

      Mary Elizabeth

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