I’m having fun.
I’m enjoying life and and feel a peace and calm I didn’t know I’d ever experience again. It’s like falling in love for the very first time. I look forward to each new day filled with hope and a smile for whatever life presents to me.
I don’t really need anyone else, but when I am with someone, I like to play. We both have fun, and I can tell by the genuine smile they flash my way, that they too understand that life isn’t supposed to be somber and full of dread like someone taught us in church.
No, I feel this way because I have opened myself to some Force that has entered my life almost through osmosis. By placing myself in a path of my choosing, I’ve reaped so many benefits that saints from old Italy would envy me.
I’ve made friends with my Higher Self.
You see, I’ve studied Buddhism and the Kabbalah as well a bit of Sufism. I mixed that with what I already knew about Christianity through my Catholic up-bringing and threw in a little of the New Age stuff to stay modern.
And, there you have it. By opening to these different beliefs and insights, I’ve adopted exactly what I need to live in the moment. And to have fun. What would life be like if you couldn’t have any fun anymore?
So, I found that kid deep inside of me. You know, the one that never really left you. That innocent child, that pure, guileless kid that caused no harm to anyone and wished everyone good health and well-being. I’ve found him and noticed that his persona still fits. All I had to do was give up some of my so-called life knowledge and intellectual mumbo-jumbo to re-connect.
Name the game you’d like to play. Hide-and-Go-Seek. Ring-Around-the-Rosie. Hopscotch. How about halfies where you cut a ball in half and use your mom’s broom handle to swing at the pitch? Or “Buck Buck” another city game?
Or simply be in the moment with your joyful memories of those exciting times when you truly loved life and what life had to offer you.
You can still have fun. Just let go of being grown-up. Be a kid again. Laugh. Smile. Open to all possibilities! You’ve earned it and don’t let anyone talk you out of it!