Today I was walking along the lakeside pathway in our local park and passed by the exercise circuit. Two five year old girls were using one of the machines and one says to the other:
“This is so much fun. You run and you run and you don’t get anywhere!”
“Wow” I thought, as I stopped in my tracks. How many of us could say that about our own lives…just running and running and not getting anywhere… and think that that’s fun?
The joy of being around children is that they remind us that just doing, just being, just enjoying without any concern about outcomes is, well, fun! That sometimes it’s important to allow ourselves to stop worrying so much about accomplishments, meeting goals, following agendas, and just delight in what life offers.
I had a lot of work waiting for me at home. But after hearing those two excited little girls, I decided to walk down to the beach, sit in the sand, watch the sun, the water and the birds and just “not get anywhere”.