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Serious Play

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington

Lighten up and get serious about enjoying your life today, not someday. Negative thoughts, circumstances and people cloud and distort our view. Look a bit longer and deeper, there’s always something to be grateful for, to celebrate. Our happiness is found in our thoughts, imagination and giving ourselves to others.

To Lily, a puddle is a playground. To Molly, a snowstorm is the chance to run in the Iditarod and I’m her sled. For me, a five mile run is the finish of the Boston marathon. Actively participate, play and embrace each day and open its many gifts.

If misery loves company, it’s time for optimism and delight to throw a party. Get down to some serious play today, tomorrow and the next. Seriously.

“Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” – Leo Buscaglia

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  1. I absolutely love your pearls of wisdom! You truly brighten my day!! Have a super Saturday!! I shall have to start writing down my most favorite ones that you share!! Hugz!!

    March 23, 2013
    • Lots of oysters to get to the pearls. Enjoy today.

      March 23, 2013
  2. I forgot to add in my comment that your pooches are beautiful!!!

    March 23, 2013
  3. mvobsession #

    Yay, a play day 🙂

    March 23, 2013
  4. Very good advice!

    March 23, 2013
  5. Oh, if we could all learn from the joys that dogs experience, without letting other portions of their day affect the moment they are in.

    March 23, 2013
  6. If more people in this world had an attitude similar to yours, what a delightful existence it would be for us all! And I am totally reblogging this one! Thanks for putting your thoughts out there for all of us to enjoy.

    March 23, 2013
  7. Reblogged this on lisabuffingtonshonoringyourself and commented:
    Play on, play on.

    March 23, 2013
  8. My daughter reminds me of this too 🙂

    March 23, 2013
  9. Anonymous #

    Our dogs are always great role models when it comes to living in the moment and having fun

    March 23, 2013
  10. That was a real blessing to my day! Thank you again!

    March 23, 2013
  11. Wonderful post…!
    I seriously intend to continue to have as much fun as possible..
    Life is way too short not to…! 😉

    March 25, 2013
  12. Great post, I have that exact quote taped to the bottom of my computer monitor in the office. It is a lovely reminder that we do have the power to choose happiness.
    Happy Easter!

    March 31, 2013

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