It’s time for recess

I have so many different sorts of things I could tell you about today, but I decided it’s time for us to sit upon the ground and tell joyful stories in the manner of children.

Why? Because adults often forget that they are allowed to have fun, even though it’s one of the chief joys of the universe. Fun is one of the things that sees you through, and allows you to be creative.

Today I’m going to share some fun and inspiring things from the land of children for you all. You don’t have to have children or even be fond of them. This is for you. I promise.

  • Sherlock does Sesame Street: Have you ever seen intense actor Benedict Cumberbatch in his role as the famous sleuth? He is the model of focus, but even he can let loose with the Muppets.
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon: There’s no need to get all your wisdom from Oprah. All you need is this kid’s classic and you’ll realize that you control your own destiny and you can design it as you go. It’s short but wise beyond its pages. You’ll even get to see a moose eat pie.
  • Neil Gaiman reading Green Eggs and HamBoth Neil Gaiman and Dr. Seuss were absent the day the memo went out that adults are supposed to be serious all the time. Listen to this for a smile.

You may feel you are too responsible to possibly take a moment out for this story time. I would argue that it would be irresponsible for you to skip it. The nap and the glass of juice afterwards are optional, but I’d recommend those, too. You’ll feel better after a little recess. I promise.

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it:
275. When was the last time you took some time for a little play? Take some as soon as possible. Follow the links, blow some bubbles, or create your own magic. How was it? When are you going to do it again?