Knows How to Have Fun: Them: Yes ___ No ___

Years ago, when I was very young, I worked with a girl that could have fun no matter what she was doing. It’s a rare gift and one that is very precious. She was great to be around and she had many friends who always sought her company.

If found that I was always too serious. In fact I was very pleasantly pleased about a year ago when a group of us were in a workshop and we were each asked what one thing we would like to change about ourselves. My answer was to be more fun. The reaction of the others who knew me nearly made me cry. In unison they said “What?” It never occurred to me that anyone thought I was fun to be around.

In wanting to be more fun, I had learned to lighten up and not take everything so seriously. And it didn’t go unnoticed.

When is the last time someone told you they were bored? I can’t remember being bored since I was living with my parents, and even then, that’s not something I remember being a part of our daily life.

Living in the country inspires children to use their imaginations. We learned to make up games out of nothing. I don’t ever remember being bored.

We were fortunate to live in the middle of an 80 acre forest, because other kids would show up to play without any warning.

I also learned how to make things. We never had any extra money, so I learned to sew and make gifts out of next to nothing.

What a great experience to carry me through my life. I still enjoy sewing and making gifts. It’s the accomplishment of the task.