“You are not meant to be like others. You are not meant to fit in. Break free from who you think you ‘should’ be, and become childlike again!”~vince Gowmon
Childlike again! This time of year is filled with the energy of play, laughter and wonder. I thought a simple playful post today, when many of you are with families for the holidays, would be perfect.
So I leave you as I listen to Soulful Holiday music (yes, I am an R & B, soul and gospel fan), dance around my living room, make cast iron skillet cornbread to take to a friends house, while nipping a bit of dark chocolate pomegranate bark – oh yes, I am a bit naughty! 🙂 ….but nice!
“Play is a beautiful, creative and powerful part of who we are. In this fun and inspiring video, you will be joyously reminded of the deeper purpose and gift of play. Watch how people express their playful spirit, and learn how play connects us to our Self, the heart of children, and the larger interplay of life.”
As elders with a long life behind us and not as much embodied life before us, and as humans on the planet Earth at this time, we are being faced with incredible challenges that compete to take our attention.
A couple of days ago I realized I no longer choose to have my attention taken by the fear, doom and gloom broadcast daily, whether on our smart phones news feed or while talking to others. I am weary of it all and need a higher vibration energy bath!.
It is not that I don’t want to know what is happening in the world, but instead the question I am posing to myself, and to you, every day is – where do we want to place our attention? We most always have a choice.
For the month of December I am placing attention on joy, laughter, creativity and acts of kindness as a experiment to see what unfolds. Seeking out and being aware of moments of joy sometimes hidden in the deep pockets and lining of each and every day that seem to get passed over without even looking back. They are always there.
Each day in December you will find a small nugget of joy, humor, creativity or small act of kindness that found me and pulled my attention which will be posted here. I invite you to join me and share your experiences and what you noticed so that we may spread it around! (Please use the “Comment” section below).
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