Have a Little Fun

I tend to get into a rut sometimes. I find myself doing the same thing daily: blog business, work, post writing, shower, and sleep. Somewhere in there I eat and get some exercise in. The weekends are more of the same. I think we all get into a rut sometimes, as routine usually wins over something as simple as having fun. Priorities, right? That’s part of being an adult. Well, sometimes the best lessons come from unexpected people or places. And this reminder for me, came from a four year old.

I was blowing bubbles in the front yard (little known fact: I am an expert huge bubble maker) for the four year old to pop (widely known fact: she is an expert bubble popper). She was twirling around popping the bubbles, her preferred method, when I stopped and watched her. Her face was that of happiness. Sure, kids are made happy very easily, and who doesn’t enjoy bubbles? However, this was something different. This was a face, not of happiness on Christmas morning when opening presents, but of pure and total bliss. I was in awe, and a teeny bit jealous. I mean, can you imagine not having a care in the world?

Then I had one of those moments, where I realize I’m talking before thinking, and I just blurted out, “Why are you so happy all the time?” I didn’t ask it in an accusatory manner, but rather, one of pure wonderment. Without stopping her spinning (I told you, she’s an expert), she yelled, “Because I have fun every day!” Out of the mouths of babes, right? Message received loud and clear—I needed more fun in my day.

I do this thing called The 52 Project, where I do a different resolution each week. I share monthly roundups here on the blog. And my goal for that week was to do something fun or to simply have fun somewhere, somehow every day. Even if it’s just a few seconds, I’ve decided to keep that goal and have been doing it ever since. It sounds so simple of an idea, but it’s become the best part of my day.

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  1. This reminds me too that having fun is SO important! Note to self:) xo Caroline

  2. Uplifting post, Elle- "Because I have fun every day!" So simple. :)


  3. I love this! Too many people forget that having fun and taking the time to enjoy life isn't just for kids.

  4. i love this!! and that's the beauty with children -- they find happiness and fun in anything. when i go for walks with kayla, it takes us like, an hour when it would normally take us 10mins...that's because everything in this world amazes them and i think that's beautiful in itself.

    Vodka and Soda

  5. the four year old is a smart girl! what a great reminder :)

    hope you had a lovely holiday!

  6. Oh wow, so amazing. Sometimes I think we all need a little reminder to have fun and enjoy the ride of life.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. Oh for sure having fun is important, love that post, it is always delightful to come back and check your blog :)

  8. Love this post, we all tend to forget to have fun everyday and we only live once so might as well make everyday count! :) great post lovely!! I hope you have a nice week :)
    xx Janice

  9. We should all be like four- year olds, eh? <3

  10. very cool concept, and so cheerful!

  11. what a great idea! optimism and happiness help. they really do!

    i got to hang out with two PUPPIES last week. it was pretty much heaven! it's the little things in life. it really is!

  12. This made my day !!! A message indeed for us all ! Thank you for sharing.

  13. I hear you, I know what you mea!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  14. Children have a wonderful view of the world!

  15. I feel like I get into ruts sometimes too! It's nice to have a weekly or monthly goal to help you get out of that rut and help you see things more clearly at times!
    Sincerely, Sara

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  16. Sometimes, kids know the perfect things to say. I love this little reminder!

  17. fun is so important :)


  18. kids have all the unbiased answers. we need to listen to them more often!

  19. Having fun is important... you are SO right! Blowing bubbles is such a simple thing that captures the freedom of a child! :)

  20. Hi Elle! I think having the conscious effort to have fun even with the littlest things is important no matter how old we are. Life is crazy and as adults, we are programmed to stick to the routine in order to maintain a 'balance'.. I guess bottom line is we should never forget the child within.

    Thanks for this post, God knows I need it! I've been stressed about my final exam next week.

    Happy December!

    - Marie (All Things Marie)

  21. Having fun is key! We all forget to have fun sometimes but it is the most important thing in life. :)

  22. Love this idea! Such an easy thing to forget throughout the week.

  23. Wonderful post and a much-needed reminder. x

  24. I love children. They are so innocent and pure. They say the best things at the best times.

  25. Thanks so much for this wonderfully enlightening and inspiring post Elle!

  26. Very well written, very deep and thoughtful! XOXO, sissi http://www.beauty4free2u.com

  27. Awww, who says only kids can have fun, right? We can always have fun and be happy, sometimes, maybe the trick is to enjoy the small things.

  28. I could definitely use some of that pure bliss in my life. :)


  29. I love this, Elle! I hope you have even more fun with bubbles and the cute four-year-old. You deserve to indulge in some fun. Hope this week is wonderful for you!


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