Here's the thing: I'm not an expert on FUN! I'm trying to figure it out as I go, but as we all know, sometimes, we have to get a little help from our friends. (Insert Sesame Street jingle here.)
Here's the lovely Glenda and her take on what's FUN!
*reading a good book
*watching Downton Abbey
*enjoying a perfect cup of tea or coffee
*going on a long walk
*trying a new recipe for our family dinner
*rearranging my furniture
*cleaning our house (really ... this is fun for me)
*preparing a talk for our Saturday morning Bible
*coffee with Dave (or other friends)
*long chats with my daughters
*texting hilarious messages with my sister, Sue
*a day with the adorable Devin and Cole (borrow
kids whenever you need extra fun)
*hanging out with the women I mentor
Cozy fun, creative fun and people fun, fuel me and give me energy.
Sometimes, I wish I was one of those people that love high energy adventuresome fun. But my first response to something new (ie. not on the above FUN list), always wants to be "no".
But 36 years married to my husband, Dave, has helped me say "yes" to many things that turned out to be FUN.
*for over 20 summers our family went on mission
trips to Europe ... living in a tent.
*mini-trips to New Orleans, New York and Philly
*our 3 day walking doughnut tour in Chicago
*(and many more)
So ... here is my advice on FUN ~
*Be intentional to have plenty of your natural style
of fun in your life ... every day.
*Be intentional to hang out with someone whose
FUN meter is different than yours. You will be
happy you did.
Now ... here is my message to you, Jen Ferguson. Please move to Chicago and be my neighbor. Because I want to learn that running can be FUN. I am pretty sure I could learn that from you.
|See, doesn't this look fun, ladies? This is me (Jen) and my running partner, Kelli at the San Antonio Half-Marathon. Come on, Glenda, you know you want to!|
How do you have fun?