My dear hubby is letting me post a real photo of him.
Here we are playing "Let's pretend we are young and this won't hurt your back!"
I love to play!
Maybe that's why I loved teaching kindergarten. The children always made me laugh, and they lived and learned by playing.
Playing makes life easier. It even makes cleaning the house a joy, if I play "Let's pretend this is fun!" (Ha)
I can take things way too seriously, and when I do, I make myself miserable.
When I accept life on lighter, more playful mood, that's when I am happiest.
In AA, there is a saying, "Fake it 'till you make it." I think of this as playing, too.
"Play" being happy sober, and one day, you will be happy sober.
I read in a book once, that we have a moral obligation to the people closest to us to be as happy as we can be. I owe it to my husband, family, and friends, to be sober.
Because by not drinking, I am happier. I am more playful, lighter, and more loving.
This does not mean that I am unreal, or that I don't express my authentic self and feelings.
It means in my daily life, I want to make things a little easier for those around me.
It also doesn't mean that it's easy.
Being happy takes work.
Being sober takes work.
But it can be work that creates joy, and that joy starting with me can spread outwards.
And so to you dear readers, I wish you a playful day!
On Day 299