This is really cool.
As I get older, I’m discovering my opportunity to return to things that made me giggle with delight when I was a little kid. And I don’t care what the neighbors say. This is one of the wonderful freedoms of aging into our 70s, 80s and beyond.
I recently wrote about small joys that can stay with people over a lifetime, and I have a few more tips to share. I’m becoming an expert on this, so heed a few recommendations:
Give a name to everything you care about: your favorite tree, a big boulder in the park, your stuffed animal (I know you have one). Then, speak to it by name each time you cross its path. It may take a month or so, but soon you will get whispered responses from them, full of wisdom and delight.
Be like my blog friend Hugh, who wrote me just today: “And now I have to head out to start crafting my annual snow mountain for the kids… and myself.”
Play more games: card games, board games and any game featuring a ball. You may wish to stay away from games you played in your explorative teens.
Make your best dance moves in front of a full-length mirror and then hold up a sign with a big number 10.
I’m still working on the last one. And the problem isn’t in making the sign.