Don’t you think we’ve lost the spirit of innocent play in this adult world? Sometimes I feel like innocent fun has become a lost state, looked down upon, or worse, seen as twee or hipster: an ironic pursuit rather than a pure expression of lightness of spirit. After this week and the lessons it brought, I am calling for an innocent fun revolution. Bring back the giggles, the giddiness, the spirit of pure merriment. We could all do with a little more skipping, hopscotch, knock-knock jokes, nonsense songs (I’ve got a killer one about pineapples), and sparkly unicorn jumpers, now couldn’t we? Let’s start some #innocentfun action. Tell me, how do you find yours?
Monday: Today I was grateful that Chris doesn’t mind if I go to the gym after work even when I have to work late. I finished work and just needed to go for a run to get rid of some stress, and he encouraged me to go out and get those endorphins. Grateful for this man.
Tuesday: I was a machine today at work, not to toot my own horn or anything. We had some reports due out today and I was grateful I could just put my nose to the grindstone and get them done. I was only a little late leaving the office tonight and so grateful to get the reports packaged up and shipped out on time!
Wednesday: Tonight when I got home from the gym Chris made me dinner and I was grateful to curl up on the couch with a bowl of his famous mashed potatoes (my love language, as you know) topped with a runny egg and watch The State of Origin (non-Aussies, this is an annual three-game football tournament between two states and is generally the cause of much excitement and division in offices everywhere).
Thursday: Double date night tonight! Chris and I met Jess and Trent after work for some delicious #nationalburgerday celebration (mushroom burger….mmmm…) and then we split up into boys and girls and went to see Mad Max and Pitch Perfect 2 respectively. I was grateful to enjoy a weeknight treat dinner and some great laughs over the hilarious antics of the Bardon Bellas with Jess. What a great night.
Friday: Today Chris and I had a day off! There is something extra special about taking a Friday off for no real reason at all, and we spent our day off down the coast with Jess and Trent riding the rollercoasters and having some great innocent fun. We shrieked over the Superman Ride and ‘weeeeeee’-ed over the Scooby-Doo Rollercoaster. I was grateful for a day filled with laughs, adrenaline, and switching off from the world and just living in the fun of the moment. I think the world needs more days like this where you can just leave your concern for criticism and analysis at the door and just laugh and soak up the fun.
Saturday: Today I started my day having breakfast and long talks with Mum. I was grateful to catch up with her about some things that have been happening during the week. Mums always have the best advice (and Dad’s too) and extra time with Mum is always great. This afternoon I went for a big walk by the water and then got into some serious recipe developing and testing. Sweet results forthcoming on the blog.
Sunday: Today has been a great go slow morning. Chris and I slept in and then I went for a long beautiful walk along the water. The sky is the same colour as the ocean this morning and the breeze was sweet. I am just about to get ready to go out on a movie date with my Dad! We are seeing ‘Monty Python and The Holy Grail’ and then we are going out to an early dinner! I’m grateful for a sweet end to a beautiful week.