Play is light and silly, strain-free. It doesn't take itself too seriously. The truth is that we can be playful even in the process of work. It's an attitude and an approach to the job. And we can touch the sense of play in those around us. It waits patiently until it gets invited to come out. Then it smiles hopefully and almost bashfully, unsure. Is it really ok to be silly? Can I play? Yes! It's good for the soul. Sing at the top of your lungs and dance like crazy. Wobble your tongue back and forth in your mouth and make a tongue wobbling sound. Howl like a coyote. Skip. Be expansive. Smile a lot and laugh from your belly.
Life itself is silly and it supports the energy of silliness, even in times of great duress. Life wants us to play and have fun. It wants us to giggle. It wants us to tip like a teapot and puff up our cheeks with air like a chipmunk, and spin in a circle and jump for joy.
I let go of some of the seriousness in my world today. There is more than enough of it. I relax and allow myself to be playful.