How many times have you had an inking of an inspiration to do something, only to make an excuse for yourself in not doing it–even if it meant 10, 20, 30-minutes of happiness?…for true joy for joy’s sake…something that allows you to get lost in the moment…where time passes by…and you are in the flow.
I’m just as guilty for making up excuses for not doing the things I know will bring me this kind of joy, so I’m putting into practice in doing more of these types of activities. We’re such a results oriented culture and seem to only deem something as worth pursuing if it’s “practical”. Of course there are things we must do for practicality’s sake and maybe my definition of practicality is solely that: my subjective definition. Since when did letting your imagination to come out and play become impractical?…or was this a message I picked up along the way?
Whether practical or impractical, here’s an ode (and a little encouragement) to those things that bring you enjoyment for enjoyment’s sake:
For Enjoyment’s Sake
Do it because….
you want to
it brings you joy
it makes you feel good
you feel happier for doing it
if you didn’t, you’d regret not doing it
you get lost in it
it’s who you are
it moves you
it makes your spirit soar
it makes you feel alive
if you don’t, you’ll scream
it makes your insides sing and dance
if you don’t, a part of you dies
it makes you smile from the inside out