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Life Lessons - Having Fun

Apr 19, 2008
If you ever want to make something permanent, take the time to write it down. Somehow the issue you are writing about seems to have more gravity when you do.

I recently began to think about what type of legacy I would be leaving after I passed away. None of this was in a morbid sense, I just began to wonder what my kids and those around me would most remember about me after I was gone. Would they clearly be able to know what I stood for?

With that in mind, I will spend the next several days trying to share with you my thoughts on the life lessons I have tried to teach my kids.

Have you ever noticed that life seems to get more and more serious every day? It's almost as if people have lost their sense of humor. Work is more serious. School is more serious. Athletics are more serious. Heck, even play time is more serious.

It is very easy to get caught up in all of this and miss all of the wonderful things going on around us.

In our house, we have made it a rule that some serious silliness can happen at any moment. The other night a couple of my kids were in the other room wrestling and carrying on. The problem was that I didn't think they were being loud enough for the neighbors down the street to hear.

I went flying into the other room, waving my dish towel over my head and screaming a pretend war cry as loud as I could. Thirty minutes of craziness later and we were all dead tired, but it was great fun!

When I have a chance to reflect on those moments, I can't help but smile. I can always picture the big smiles on my kid's faces. Our kids all grow up way to fast, make sure that the time you have with them is as fun-filled and crazy as possible. After all, isn't that what life should be about?
About the Author
Catherine Ann is a mother of five and highly experienced at creating Family Fun . Sign up for her newsletter and recieve her Time Management Guide. As an added bonus you will also recieve her No charge e-course on "Finding Your Hidden Sources of Money".
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