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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Just How Valuable Play is

There is so much value in play.

I don't know how long this post is going to be or where it's even going, but I just want to say just that. 

There is incredible value in playing and there is incredible value in games. 
Go play something. 
Count it all as self care.

If you read this blog or know me at all, you know me. You know I'm a deep thinker, but specifically a deep feeler. All the things. I can't even. I could go on and on about how they are my greatest strength and also at times my biggest weakness (my mind and my emotions) yes yes, but the point here is this //

One day this week, I had a lot on my mind (story of my life). It felt like too much to wade through just yet, so I went to my safe place. And there, I met refuge. I always meet refuge there, but this time it came in the form of a sweet balloon game.

One of my favorite friends and I (she's six), we had a balloon. And we started playing the game where you have to keep it off the ground, you know the one I'm talking about. The rules are simple, it's just like volleyball. Each player takes a turn hitting the balloon in the air and if it falls on your turn, the other person gets a point. But only one hit at a time!

It's intense! You know how unpredictable balloons can be.

My friend I just played and played. Every game had a halftime, with dancing and laughter. She's good at the game too, so I stayed on my toes. 

And I can't tell you what a relief it was. Sweet relief. 
A sweet release of burden.

Go play tomorrow, friends.