Elizabeth of Dear Lizzy

Resolution #15:
Play More
Guest Blog post by Elizabeth 
My 12 year old self would be quite disappointed if she could see future me… because sometimes I take life much too seriously. Last year, for my twenty ninth birthday, I received the following gifts from different members of my family and I'm not joking: Punky Brewster DVDs, a purple hula hoop and a vintage Minnie Mouse t-shirt. Coincidence? I don't think so. They were such simple reminders that even though our lives are spotted with worry, stress, & lack of sleep don't let that turn us into a living Cruella Deville.
So, one of my resolutions is to play more.  
Some ideas to consider while achieving this newly proclaimed mantra:
  • Walk lightly with a skip in your step, no slouching.
  • Kiss someone in the rain 
  • Only eat mini marshmallows while throwing into air and catching them in your mouth
  • Roll down the car windows and sing "Nothing Compares To You" as loud as possible
  • Go bowling or roller skating
  • Leave love notes for people you adore
  • Never walk past a photo booth with out taking pictures
  • Be the one to plan a fun date or outing with friends
  • Build a fort every Friday
Okay, some of these are down-right unruly or verging on annoying but, hey, if it lifts your spirits and makes you smile then go for it.

9 Responses

  1. Sounds like so much fun. I need to do such things.

  2. Libby says:

    I need to do this more. Especially the fort-building one.

  3. Lauren says:

    SO very true, I need to build more forts.

  4. That fort is darling! And love her ideas!

  5. Kellie says:

    i absolutely adore this series you’re doing! each resolution and guest post is so great. and this one is soooo true. i need to jump on board as well!

  6. Hi there! Cheers from Iowa! Found you through Elsie Flannigan’s blog…and so glad I did! This is such a delightful spot in blogland! thanks for the smile! I’ll be back!

  7. Amy says:

    I keep bookmarking post after post in this resolution series.

  8. Meghan says:

    I adore this series, Mandi!!!

  9. delpheena says:

    this is SO great. and important to remember, too, i believe. even though i don’t generally do new year’s resolution, i might have to steal this one :)