“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” ― Dr. Seuss,
This week was a wicked reminder of how much fun life can be. We took the Flow Athletic team down to Melbourne to do one of our Flow After Dark Silent Yoga Disco events.
Honestly one of the most fun experiences of my life. And not just the night itself but the days leading up to it and afterwards, bonding with the team – dinners, yoga practices, checking out Lola Berry’s new smoothie bar, packing goody bags. Things that would have felt mundane and ‘whatevs’ turned into a game.
One of my friends recently told me that he had a buddy staying with him in between places. This friend, he told me, would wake up each day and say, “How can we make this the best day ever?”
My friend’s story has stuck with me. And after this week the reason for it’s adhesiveness is clear.
If you’re not having fun – why do it? Why do we wake up and settle for anything less than an adventure?
And I don’t mean the party type, “woohoo” fun.
I mean the stuff that brings you the most joy. The gigs that fill you up with so much fulfilment that you think you might burst.
The work you were born to do.
Many of us are living it and it’s truly inspiring.
A friend who’s a really creative accountant gets so excited that he rubs his palms furiously at the idea of doing my tax returns. And on a recent trip to New Orleans the bus driver, who must done hundreds of the same trip with thousands of sweaty tourists, delivered his job with pure joy. It was contagious.
This week that’s just passed was a reminder that I’m living my bliss and still finding joy in what I do. I think a lot of that comes down to keeping it fresh, trying new things, doing more of the things that make me happy, and surrounding myself with people who inspire me, believe in me and who I believe in. Oh and the people who give me big belly laughs. We all need them.
Murakami – Made in Heights