Ok, so in our grown up world, we don’t usually find the type
of joy and spontaneity that we see in the new and funny Trident commercials. Here is one for you to enjoy:
Honestly, I don’t think anyone will get easily contagious
with such demonstrations publicly and alone. Maybe, if you are part of a flash mob, and
then, that is not spontaneous and does get plenty of onlookers, not
Anyway, the only place I find that people will let loose and
could participate in things like require that children are involved.Amazing how these little individuals remind
and bring us back to the basics of happiness and easy laughter. You gotta love children!
The good news is that we still have that good vibe chip
Some of us just need little reminders to let go a bit and
enjoy the moment more, laugh more, be more positive.
Granted, we move at such fast paces, and we all have a
million tasks to accomplish and goals to achieve and dreams to make a reality
we can be to intent and businesslike with our journey, taking away some fun.
Let’s bring it back!
The realization of all of this hit me three weeks ago, when
I had slated playground time for my little one. We went, and while baby was playing, all I was
thinking about was my unfinished lists and how I needed to cut our playground
time short if I was going to check of a couple more items off the list.
I was deep in my timetable, organizational thoughts when a
mom approached me. She said I looked
very preoccupied.“Here have this”.She gave me a stick of gum.I eyed her confused, weary and ended giving
her a “you are crazy” look.
She insisted I tried the gum.To get her off my back I did. Then she started talking to me. Our conversation was very interesting. We discovered our love for the arts, and how
our same age kids are so into cooking.
When we left the playground, we had gone over our allocated
time. But I was feeling uplifted and a
We ended up our conversation by her thanking me for
accepting the gum because she really felt I needed help relaxing, and despite
not knowing me, had a strong urge to do something positive for me. Even, if it was a very small step.This touched me.
I found a great new friend who is very easy to talk to,
thanks to her genuine concern for another fellow mom who was giving out stress
Every week since we met we have our playground play dates
and they always begin by offering each other gum J. We have now offered
gum to 4 other moms, so our play date group is growing, and we are finding time
to stop and focus on the moment and on nothing transcendental.