This is a response to the one-word prompt “Giggle” by “The Daily Post.”
Life can and often is very difficult and challenging. It is full of time-consuming tasks and activities that can take their toll on anyone and everyone. But life can also be very fun and enjoyable if we let it. The problem lies in the fact that we need to welcome that fun, to let out that giggle so to speak.
The thing that makes life hard and tiring is not the repetitiveness of it all, it is not the long hours that we put in at the office or factory floor or overbooking our calendars. It is the fact that we can sometimes be a little too serious in all that we do. We get up in the mornings to get dressed, have breakfast, go to work or do what needs to be done that day, have dinner at the end of the day, perhaps watch a little news and read a book, take a shower and go to bed to get up the next day and do it again.
Oh sure, all of us probably have a few activities here and there to make our days more enjoyable such as having lunch with friends; going out for drinks after work and so on. But are we really taking the time to enjoy ourselves when we do such things and I mean really enjoying ourselves? Or are we still just going through the motions just to get through our days and what needs to be done. Having fun and throwing out a few giggles here and there needs to be more than just scheduling a little fun or relaxing times like we do everything else, by all means do so but there needs to be more.
Life cannot be all seriousness, timetables, and keeping schedules, it needs meaning and enjoyment. You can get that meaning and enjoyment more if you just let out the giggles. What do I mean by letting out the giggles? It is really simple, learn to smile at friends and coworkers when on the job, make a joke or laugh at the ones they make. Throw just a touch of spontaneity into your busy schedule. By doing these little things you are more likely to do and enjoy the bigger things that you set aside to have fun.
I said it before and I will say it again because this does deserve some repetitiveness, and that is to have a giggle now and then. Take life as it is, full of fun and interesting things and events. Have a busy timetable with no time for fun, oh yes you do, if you just open your eyes to see it. Let it out, Let it out, let it out! Have fun and enjoy the day, I know I will!