“If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right”
I hope if nothing else our time together sometimes motivates you to consider not taking life too seriously. Sometimes I wonder if some of us spend so much time acting the part that we are expected to play that we never get to be ourselves. I know for much of my life I was over scripted and over scheduled. If the truth be known there is probably nothing more therapeutic then just letting go once in a while. I just love people who can go a little crazy and just let loose. As we get older some of us begin to regret that our childhood ended so early and that our second childhood began so late.
Oh I know that most of us can’t go crazy all of the time or be irresponsible too much of the time, but we can sneak off and take a recess break every once in a while. I use to like going someplace and roleplaying me being someone else. It was fun to sit in a restaurant behaving and thinking like a profound observer of human behavior, or acting as if I never had a care in the world. You know there are still places in the world where you can yell as loud as you want, wade in squishy mud or just sit on the sidelines and people watch. My advice: Don’t take life so seriously that you miss living it.
Here is a story written by Emily Myrick that I especially like:
LET YOURSELF GO
For anyone who has ever been unsure
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.
“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
A new convert to Catholicism decided to go to confession to deal with his transgression. In the confessional, he told the priest that he had sinned. “What was your sin, my son?” asked the priest. “I stole some lumber, Father,” replied the man. “How much lumber did you steal?” asked the priest. “Father, I built my German Shepherd dog a nice new doghouse.” The priest replied, “Well, that’s not so bad.” The man continued, “Father, I also built myself a 4-car garage.” “Well, now, that’s a little more serious.” “Father, there’s more. In addition to the doghouse, the 4-car garage, I also built a 5 bedroom, 4 bath house!”
With a pause, the priest finally spoke. “That is a little more serious.
I’m afraid you’ll have to make a novena.”
“Father, I’m not sure what a ‘novena’ is, but if you’ve got the blueprints, I’ve got the lumber!”
An optimist laughs to forget.. A pessimist forgets to laugh.
This guy called up his lawyer to tell him he was filing for divorce, and the lawyer inquired as to the grounds for the suit.
“I’ve got grounds, all right,” sputtered the irate husband. “Can you believe my wife told me I’m a lousy lover?”
“That’s why you’re suing?” pursued his lawyer.
“Of course not. I’m suing because she knows the difference.”
Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.
During a practical exercise at a military police base, the instructor was giving the class instruction in unarmed self-defense. After he presented a number of different situations in which they might find themselves, he asked a student, “What steps would you take if someone were coming at you with a big, sharp knife?”
The student replied. “BIG ones.”
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
Congratulating a friend after her son and daughter got married within a month of each other, a woman asked, “What kind of boy did your daughter marry?”
“Oh, he’s wonderful,” gushed the mother. “He lets her sleep late, wants her to go to the beauty parlor regularly, and insists on taking her out to dinner every night.”
“That’s nice,” said the woman. “What about your son?”
“I’m not so happy about that,” the mother sighed. “His wife sleeps late, spends all her time in the beauty parlor, and makes them eat take-out meals!”
I NEED SOMEBODY BAD… ARE YOU BAD?
A woman walks in a store to return a pair of eye glasses that she had purchased for her husband a week before.
“What seems to be the problem, madam?”
“I’m returning these glasses I bought for my husband. He’s still not seeing things my way.”
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain.
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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