I hosted a gathering of friends from my grad school days this past weekend.
We met close to 20 years ago now…
Some drove many hours. Others flew.
But each of us showed up.
Everyone took time out of their busy lives, made arrangements with their wives and kids…
It would seem that the older you get (especially if you have children), the easier it is to get caught up in the never-ending commitment stream of being an adult.
There’s always something to do. Something important, too. There’s always a reason “not to…”
But as I sit here looking at this photo of me and my friends, and recall the amount of laughter in front of a campfire, shared over good food and many beers of varying quality, I hope you’re in the habit of allowing yourself to say YES to potential fun in your life.
I am always surprised to hear that people don’t always fare so well in making the space for fun in their lives. I’ve never really been wired that way, but it seems rather prevalent to me.
So here’s a little reminder… FUN is the point of life.
Fun is not some reward that requires you to earn it.
Fun is the point of life.
You just have to make the space for it.
You have to say yes.
You have to show up to the party…