I’ve recently seen a television commercial that I find clever, fun, and I simply love it. I find myself hearing the tune in my head throughout the day. Now, I don’t watch a lot of TV, yet I seem to catch this commercial on a lot and just smile each time. How can you not smile as it shows adorable babies and toddlers having fun with the products? I’m not their intended market as I don’t have young kids, so why am I so intrigued by these ads of Play, Love, Grow? Then I realized — AHA – Fisher Price has captured the essence of being alive. I’m here to play, love, and grow.
Play! Quote of the day: “Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters” ~ Seneca Play everyday on how playing looks to you. Find the fun in everything. Be silly. Laugh a lot. Laugh out loud! Let your inner child out. Play at work by making your work fun. Sometimes when we are in challenging situations in our life, playing seems like the last thing we should do – we need to work harder. I encourage you to see these challenges as perhaps your reality of today but it isn’t your essence, so play anyway.
Love!Quotes of the day: “Whoso loves, believes the impossible” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” ~ Dalia Lama
Love is where life begins and where it should remain. Everything is easier when viewed from the eyes of love. Each day take note of the love in your life – from a significant other, a child, a pet, a sibling, a friend, or the soft bed you woke up in. If faced with challenges, ask yourself what would love say? What would love do? Love enhances your greatness and lessens your sorrows, so love anyway.
Grow! Quote of the day: “You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in” ~ Heraclitus
Life is consistently moving and changing, so grow with it. Appreciate all of your experiences as each situation is a chance for growth and expansion and becoming a greater you with each day, so grow anyway. It’s not about buying toys – it’s about being the best you by playing, loving, growing. Thanks Fisher Price!
NOTE: I wrote this week’s message on an airplane heading west. When I got home, I saw the commercial again and realized the line is actually ‘Play, Laugh, Grow,’ After I stopped laughing, my first thought was I needed to come up with a new message for today, but that was soon replaced with how cool – as it was a great example of taking the message that worked for me and leaving the rest behind, which is something I say all the time. Play, Love (Laugh), and grow in the upcoming week and see your life open and expand.
Looking for a way to stay focused on playing, loving (laughing), and growing? Make sure to surround yourself with people who lift you up, inspire you, support you, and simply love to laugh and have fun. Have a fantastic weekend and until next time.
All My Best, Carol