Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice… No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out.
Thich Nhat Hanh
I think Mr. Hemingway & I agree on this one – it just doesn’t work to have a short list going, when you measure out your day. Besides the obvious fun things, it seems to me it’s a nice move to add to the mix (gasp!): enjoying the work we have to do.
Maybe it’s singing when we work, or at least whistling.
Maybe it’s asking a friend along. Doing the dishes? Pour a glass of wine for your friend so they lean on the counter & visit while you scrub. Traveling to another city? Find a travel buddy. Starting a project? Declare it a PROJECT and gather a few like minded friends to look over it with you. Weeding the garden? Call a pal to come talk or pull weeds alongside you.
Maybe when you’re about to complain about some small thing, channel your inner-Robin Williams & think: “There MUST be a joke about this in here, somewhere.” Laugh it out,baby, laugh it out.
Maybe it’s adding to all this by doing the fun things we think about, and ditch the dreaming.
Isn’t this fun to think about?
It’s fun to have you around!
PS> Disclaimer: I never met Mr. Hemingway. I put “have fun” on the Ten Most Important Things before he came to whisper this to me, in a dream.