A couple of weeks ago I wrote about being hooked on a feeling. Similarly, I realised I am hooked on a feeling about a word. The word is whimsical, defined by Oxford Languages as “playfully, especially in a quaint or fanciful appealing and amusing way.” When I hear the word or say it in my mind, it sets off all kinds of sparkles, delightful images and smiles. Whimsy wakes up my brain cells. It wakes up those brain cells responsible for imagination, creativity, playfulness, joy and a teeny bit of mischief. If those cells are dormant, how else could I slide down my favorite color of the rainbow? How else could I find the wizard living in a tree house in my daughter’s back yard? How else could I have tea and petit fours with the fairies that blow in with the wind? How else would I know that my appliances converse with each other when they think no one is listening?
I am grateful when whimsy comes calling. It is often an antidote for those awful, no good, very bad days or just feeling down in the dumps. What helps you get through those downer times? What helps you to not take yourself too seriously? In these difficult, crazy times our well being can be boosted or at least kept afloat with fun playfulness or whatever brings a smile to your face.
“Being playful is a key component in making us happier, healthier, more present and connected in all of our relationships.” - Meridith Sinclair
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