The Game of Life – If you can’t win, be creative!

Don’t you feel that sometimes life is like playing a game. And it can be especially difficult when you feel like you’re missing part of what you need in order to play the game well.

By pschubert

However, I like to think that for us ‘creative types’, we compensate for our game playing shortcomings with a most magnificent imagination. Changing (in our minds) the game more to our liking.

At least part of the time. As needed. Upon occasion. Every now and then. (Okay, sometimes more than we should!)

So stay creative, my friends. Keep your imagination alive and well. After all its what kids do best when they’re playing games. It works well for them!

Have a good day and better tomorrow,

~ Penny

The Art of being Playful -101!

Has anyone noticed that life can be a little … TOUGH!!!

worried

Life comes at a person fast and furious (on some days). Or dreary and overwhelmingly dull and even (should I use the word … depressing) on other days. Scary, Frightening, Sad, Miserable, Hectic, Cruel, Too much, too much, too much …

There you go. That’s us humans for you. We’re a very reactionary bunch aren’t we? We think and emote over almost everything. Maybe we’re too stationary. Or not stationary enough (mentally speaking)!

running

I think we need more “playful” breaks. Tickling and giggling are good. Just running with a burst of energy for no reason at all is good. Singing a fun song just for the heck of it.

“If your happy and you know it clap your hands.

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

If you’re happy and you show it then the whole wide world will know it,

it you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.”

playing

Happiness is a state of being. It doesn’t “fix’ the problems of the world. But it certain puts us in a more positive productive mode (mood also) which can in fact change how we approach the problems of the world. Change your attitude and things don’t appear quite so untenable.

Saying I love you for no reason at all except you just want to in the moment (children do that spontaneously, you know).

sharing your feelings

And being sensual … as in my last post. That’s being playful also. On a list of top ten playful things for adults to do … Being openly sensual is right up there towards the top because we need each other and we need to let each other know this. A very good and “playful” reminder for you today.

It’s Thursday, a work day for many, still take a little bit of time today and be playful,

thanks for stopping by,

~ Penny

penny l howe.

Imagine this…if you will!

“…In my own little corner, in my own little world I am whatever I want to be.”

These are lyrics from a song from one of the earlier musical versions of Cinderella. The song has always moved me because it reminds me of myself. As a little girl and then as an adult.

There are times when being alone can be a cherished piece of time to look inward at yourself and become playful – setting free your imagination, having fun with your dreams.

It seems that today it is far too easy for each of us to get caught up in the endless cascade of daily activities and the chattering of social media. So I post this gentle reminder today.

Give yourself permission to be childlike with your imagination, if not every day then at least once in a while.

Your imagination is the key to your future happiness…cherish it.

And in closing, two quotes from my short list of the world’s greatest heroes:

“Imagination is everything, it is a preview of life’s coming attractions” – Albert Einstein

“Imagination has no age and dreams are forever” – Walt Disney

Have a great day today!