It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, June 13, 2014

Chapter 6, Page 13, Book 14

It is a happy talent to know how to play.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…

Let's play!

It’s important to your stress level and your happiness quotient that you have at least one activity that you do regularly just for fun.  Hobbies and fun activities can bring added joy and happiness to life, and can be a great way to relieve stress as well.

Too often play is perceived as unproductive, petty or even a guilty pleasure. The notion is that once we reach adulthood, it’s time to get serious. And between personal and professional responsibilities, there’s no time to play.

We don’t need to play every second of the day to enjoy play’s benefits.   I have found that playing with kids helps us experience the magic of play through their perspective.  I’ve had a lot of experience with that first with my own and now with the grandchildren.  We all have some inner child in us that needs and wants to play too.  Playtime was healthy for us as children, and it is healthy for us as adults.

The ability to laugh, play, and have fun with others not only makes life more enjoyable but also helps you solve problems, connect with others, and be more creative. People who incorporate humor and play into their daily lives find that it renews them and all of their relationships.

I don’t think that we ever get to old to play.  Today’s pictures are of one of my little grandsons playing in my back yard the other day.  It was a lot of fun for both of us.  

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. 

George Bernard Shaw


Anonymous said...

It is good for the kids to play. My kid enjoy playing all the time.

jack69 said...

It is hard to explain the FUN of watching (and joining) a grand child play.

Also important, remembering to PLAY!


Your grandson is a handsome little thing. ENJOY playing with him.

betty said...

Glad the weather held so they could enjoy their new play equipment! Looked like they had a great time too! So true, Ma, about having something to do as a play activity; really beneficial to take that time to do something fun!