I just can’t help but notice, some people just don't seem to be having any fun. I mean I know sometimes you gotta be all serious and get down to business but jeez, even that can be fun. And the truth is even in business the more fun you have doing it, the more effective you are at it.
Fun is one of those things that’s totally free, and you really don’t even have to work at it to have it. Another really neat thing about it is that it’s always right where you are. Wherever you go, fun is right there with you. Maybe not always readily visible but right there just below the surface, there it is. Sometimes you just have to adjust your view a little to see it.
I guess the thing that makes it seem so illusive to some is the fact that you do have to choose it. Fun only pokes it’s head above the surface when actively called upon to do so. It’s a state of mind. One of those things that can be either induced or suppressed at will.
I’m reminded of a story here:
Two brothers went to ride ponies on their uncle’s ranch, but first the uncle insisted that they shovel a large pile of manure out of a stall. One brother hated the project, and grumbled his way through a few halfhearted scoops. The other brother was laughing and singing and shoveling with abandon. “What are you so happy about?" the first brother asked. “Well, " the second brother replied, “with all this manure, there must be a pony in here someplace!"
The second brother gets it. Life’s the same way. Even while shoveling the manure that comes along with living a full life, get yourself to focus on what lies on the other side of the pile you’re dealing with and you clear the way to have fun while getting to it.
This week, just like last week and the days and weeks that will follow, you will be in situations where you’ll have to make a choice. Do this thing and be miserable the whole time I’m doing it, or get focused on the pony ride on the other side of the task at hand and really have some fun with it.
I invite you to join the ranks of those of us who take our parties with us wherever we go. That way wherever you are there’s a party going on. Another side benefit to having fun is that it’s contagious. The more fun you have, the more fun everybody around you has. How many people do you know who have more fun in their lives than they can stand. They have so much fun that they’re standing in line trying to return some. I’ll venture a guess and say not many. I don’t even have that much fun! (I'm working on it though. )
Make it a goal this week to see how much fun you can generate no matter what you’re doing. You'll probably surprise yourself.
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Live some. Love some. Learn some. Everyday.
C. . .
Clyde Lee Dennis, a. k. a. “SmoothLee" has been bumping around on the web since 1999 and is a self described “Web Head, and Life long AVID music fan". Smooth Jazz Music in particular. In addition to writing CD Reviews for I Love Smooth Jazz.com he is also the Program Director, and can be heard during his daily radio show which airs on one of the internets most listened to smooth jazz radio stations, Smooth Jazz 24/7