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  1. d
    db82258

    I have a heart as wild as the wind, joyfulness is never far away, play with abandon!

    7 months ago
  2. P
    Peter

    Lots of places. Now, taking care of my eight month old grandson. Previously, traveling: I’ve spent two and a half years traveling, including two year-long trips around the world to forty countries.

    7 months ago
  3. Antoinette

    Swimming and water bring joy to life! I also have started to paint with oils and it’s wonderful

    7 months ago
  4. Hot Sauce

    I find playfulness and adventure in my quest for ever-increasing knowledge and wisdom. It’s like an adventure of searching for the deep secrets of the universe.

    7 months ago
  5. Don Jones

    With creative pursuits in the workshop – classic rock playing, lots of “what if’s” swirling around, banter with a disinterested dog, internal commentary on the degree of cooperation between mind and hands, occasionally getting hooked on a song on the radio resulting in an impromptu performance with the air guitar or a scrap wood microphone…

    7 months ago
  6. devy

    Playfulness in practicing my guitar and playing my music learning an art is a lifelong adventurer where individuals can always improve and have something to express their skills and emotions to others

    7 months ago
  7. pkr

    I find playfulness in gardening, tending to my flowers.
    Also on my walks, amidst the Redwoods. So much to explore & delight in, birds, flowers, God’s hand. So much to take in & be awed by. This for me is also an adventure. ❤️

    7 months ago
  8. Barb C

    Last night my husband and I watched a Jeanne Robertson video–a former Miss North Carolina who delivers very gentle stand-up comedy in a Southern drawl. This wasn’t one joke after another–more of a motivational/funny talk at Elon College. She talked about where she finds her humorous stories and it’s simple: She puts “find humor in something today” on her to-do list every day.

    I find this a really wonderful idea and we could do the same with playfulness and adventure (similar to Laura’s note below–every day can be an adventure as each one is brand new). Today for me involves some gardening, cleaning, and thinking through a draft kitchen remodel. I’ll figure out some way to add play along the way.

    7 months ago
    1. Barb C

      Came back to add that this question resulted in me getting my husband to do a little dance move with his shoulders while sitting at the window of a coffee shop.

      7 months ago
  9. Chester

    Everywhere, or at least almost everywhere. Playfulness and adventure can and I would like to think do apply to all areas of my life. Nothing is too serious that some part of it can’t be enjoyed with lightheartedness, and nothing is so predictable and established that it can’t be approached with a spirit of discovery.

    7 months ago
  10. L
    Lee Anne

    My family is gone, and I have no children. I live in an isolated place with folks, the opposite of you, who responded today with beautiful anecdotes. So, my adventures come from whatever I conjure for myself: early morning walks to the river, photographing along my journey, and writing what I need and want to publish at least twice a month. This past Monday, I suddenly had to euthanize my beloved feline, Abbey. 💜 So, the playful moments with her are now memories. I will, on occasion, splurge and take a mocha latte to the river, which is playful for me.

    Gosh, I miss the second heartbeat in my home that was my Abbey. 🌺 🌸

    7 months ago
    1. Mary Pat

      I am truly sorry for your loss. May those good, loving memories give you some comfort….

      7 months ago
    2. Michele

      Lee Anne I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved Abbey. I know all to well the pain of losing a pet. I had to put down both my cats within 6 months of one another. When the time is right, you can add a new heartbeat to your home.

      7 months ago
    3. pkr

      Lee Anne, sending you hugs. I lost my beloved cat Daisy, as well as 2 cherished family members recently. I know the sadness & pain of loss too. Hugs, love & light to you dear fellow traveler. Keep looking up. ❤️🙏✨

      7 months ago
    4. Barb C

      Oh, so sorry your Abbey is gone from your home. Abbey living on in your memory is a tribute to your love.

      7 months ago
    5. Pilgrim

      I am so sorry for your loss of Abbey, Lee Anne. My heart is with you.

      7 months ago
    6. Holly in Ohio

      Oh gosh, Lee Anne! I am so sorry!
      You have us.
      And you can come to the Gratitude Lounge and post a photo of Abbey if you feel like doing that, or just to chat.

      So sorry for your loss. 😿🕊

      7 months ago
  11. Holly in Ohio

    Sometimes these questions unintentionally point out things I’m lacking in my life at this time. I am playful, but my family is not playful. They tend towards the sardonic, complaining side. For a while, the Gratitude Lounge was playful… at the moment it is more serious… that’s okay, too. But the question reminds me that playfulness is healthy, and it touches happiness, and quite frankly, I miss it. Sometimes it does us good to seek it out!

    7 months ago
  12. c
    carol

    I find playfulness with people where I feel a sense of kinship. I actively seek out opportunities to laugh. As to adventure– everything is an adventure, some readily enjoyable, others not so much.

    7 months ago
  13. Mary Pat

    With children, especially my grandchildren. And our dog, Joy. These are the beings that bring out the best in me!

    7 months ago
  14. Ed Schulte

    In the expansions and new combinations evolving within the inner light exercises. The Divine Rays do indeed come to play!

    7 months ago
  15. Laura

    I find playfulness when I’m with my kids or old friends, that’s when anecdotes, stories and running jokes get traded back and forth.
    I was going to say that I find adventure at the start of a trip, journeying into the unknown. But it occurred to me, isn’t each morning just like the start of every trip? I don’t know what the day holds. Not really. Each day can be an adventure into the unknown. I’ll have to work on this.

    7 months ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I caught my breath when I read your thought! 🤗

      7 months ago
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