Lurking somewhere between the to-do lists and the errand running and the preparing of dinner is a whisper from an old voice. I know this voice well but I have trained it to speak so softly that sometimes I can hardly hear.
It is the voice that tells me to slow down, to take a deep breath, to be aware and appreciate the life I am rushing through -because all the incredibleness just looks like blurs when you buzz past it so fast. This voice speaks simple truths that we all know yet tend to ignore. I am going to give my voice a name: Sage. It means “wise and healthy.” And I do believe that it would be nothing but wise and healthy for me to start conversing with Sage on a regular basis.
This year I decided that it was time to start living more intentionally. (If this sounds good to you too, get a copy of Notes From A Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally In A Chaotic World, by Tsh Oxenreider.) As this idea marinated one word kept bubbling to the surface: fun. At first I thought maybe I was just a little fun deprived coming off of the holiday season and all it’s busyness, but once I took a step back it made perfect sense. We are bound to so many expectations and responsibilities in our modern adult lives and fun offers us something very empowering. Fun gives us freedom.
If you are waiting until the perfect moment to surrender to that freedom, it will never arrive. There will always be one more load of laundry, six more emails to reply to or a dishwasher to empty. Find a moment for fun, no matter how small, and cling to it like a hair on soap. You know what makes you smile…now go do it!