Preparation for winter begins this week as I select the first of summer’s harvest to stash away for winter. Summer just began a few days ago and as I blanch spinach to freeze, I am reminded again how fleeting these few precious months of warmth and sunshine are. Almost in a panic, I realize that I need to get out and play.
As adults we enjoy recreation. We socialize. We relax. We exercise. But how often do you get out and really play? Do you remember the last time you let your playful nature take over? Maybe you were tubing on the lake with your kids. Or you created some silly game, spontaneously. Or perhaps it was when you got the giggles with your close friends.
You know the difference when you begin to play. Lightheartedness takes over. Appearing a little ridiculous matters less. Cares drop away.
It’s been a while since I was playful. This week, I’m looking for the opportunity.