Sometimes…it’s best to play…to simply play!
the play of animals…
the play of children…
the play of those around us…
sometimes, it’s easy to forget how wonderful and important it is to play…to have fun!
There are so many different types of “play” for each one of us…
pausing and reflecting….simply figuring out what’s “play” for each of us?
and doing more of that! ..more often!
it’s good for the body…
it’s good for the mind…
it’s good for the heart…
it’s good for the spirit…
And… it’s good for those around us, too!
to perhaps shift out of “serious”…
to shift out of “responsibility”
to shift out of “thinking” and “planning”
taking moments…taking hours…
shifting into another “gear”
perhaps…shifting into “play”
Sometimes…it’s best to play…to simply play…
Perhaps…join me in giving it a try?!?
A youtube, below, recorded this morning by Explore.org Brooks Falls, Alaska, Live Cam.…of Holly’s amazing little bear cubs….her spring cub and her adopted yearling…playing delightfully together!
I’m so inspired by watching those little cubs…
by watching children…
by watching other people…
to play more often in life…
(the cubs are extra playful around 1:10 and 4:4o into the youtube… what a pair they are!)
(link to stories about how that remarkable and unusual “adoption” happened:
Alaska Dispatch Newspaper 9/15/2014: newspaper article about Holly and the cubs
ABC news 9/18/2014: wonderful photos and video story about Holly and the cubs )
Nurturing Thursday: part of Nurturing Thursdays, hosted at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. Please visit Becca’s site for her Nurturing Thursday post and for links to posts of other frequent contributors to Nurturing Thursdays.
Tea and Paper
Bowl of Cherries
Theology is a Verb
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Happy Nurturing to you all
…perhaps…sometimes, play…simply play…
I recognize that that is Alaska. I had a wonderful time playing there. I’m playing go get my new iPhone today 😀
Ohhhh…yes, Alaska… I’ve never been there but I really LOVE watching the “action” on those live cams! (that’s one way I like to “play”)
Wow..new iPhone today..???? .enjoy!!!! 😀 Happy Thursday to you, too! 🙂
Play – something we don’t do enough of. Even a few moments can completely change the energy in your body, in a room, at a gathering. What a delightful video of the bears playing. They are so big
Hi Joss!…aren’t those bears a delight? And yes, they’ve grown so much! The delights of play!
And creating blog posts too… I can tell there was a lot of fun play involved in putting this one together! 🙂
🙂 … ah ha! you noticed that I was having a good time playing!!! 🙂 creating “pages” and posting them is one of my favorite kinds of play!
Most adults have forgotten how to play (if they were allowed to play as children) — and I believe it has added to our internal problems of confusion and chaos! We all need more play in our lives. Thank you for sharing and linking to Nurturing Thursday!
I’m guessing many people don’t get enough opportunity to “play”…some of the many joys of being with animals and children are laughter, lightness, brightness and play! I’m happy to share and link to Nurturing Thursdays! 🙂
How right you are!! I just spent a long weekend playing and it was refreshing, reviving, and simply wonderful. 🙂
Robin, what a delight that you had soooo much fun this weekend!!! Hurrah! I’m so happy for you! Playing and having fun is wonderful! 🙂
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It is playing that we learn, everyone knows it, babies and kids learn this way, but we forget very easy the way when we are grown ups.
I agree… entering into a state of mind of “play” is a wonderful,and effective, way to learn…babies, kids and baby animals are such good “teachers” of that! Isn’t it amazing that we forget that???? Play away!!! 🙂
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