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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. Javier Visionquest

    I like to incorporate playfulness during periods of workityness to cut the boringness, and everything’s an adventure

    7 months ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I LOVE that word!

      “workityness”

      It rolls on the tongue!

      7 months ago
      1. Javier Visionquest

        Sorry, Even though it’s not paid (in petro-dollars), there’s no fixed schedule, but it’s not free time. It’s. . . workity. I have an entire vocabulary of cooperative nouns, verbs, and adverbs ready to take the wheel for each other in order to drive a complete thought to the end of sentence, sense be damned!

        7 months ago
        1. Antoinette

          What do you work with – or do for the Petro dollars?

          7 months ago
          1. Javier Visionquest

            I work part time for a busy garden center, unloading trucks and tabling perennial plants, Antoinette

            7 months ago
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Hermann-Josef

    I as a German am not supposed to be playful. 🧐 we are disciplined people you know. We are professional and follow the rules strictly and always🥱. Thinking about it I feel I am not a good German. The times when I am not playful might be in dreamstate. About my deepsleep state I can‘t tell you because I always forget. What was I during deep sleep? I think this will be my new adventure

    7 months ago
    1. Michele

      I think going to a Rammstein concert would be playful and fun, lol. Love them:) And you guys have Oktoberfest.

      7 months ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      I have a dear, dear friend originally from Bavaria. She told me the same thing. She brought me back pencils one time when she went back to visit family. I noticed the pencils had no erasers. “We weren’t allowed to make mistakes,” she said, and she told me other, sadder stories of her youth. Germany has many beautiful qualities and delightful aspects to its culture. Like any place, though, it also has its challenges of culture. I greatly appreciated your sharing this, as it deepens my understanding and gives me much to think about regarding cultures, both others, and my own. 🌼

      7 months ago
    3. Javier Visionquest

      I was manufactured in Germany with American parts. Maybe that’s what’s wrong with me

      7 months ago
      1. Hermann-Josef

        😀. Thanks to god the real I which is you existed before manufacturing and is always perfect.

        7 months ago
  18. Pilgrim

    I enjoy watching the acrobatic squirrels in my back yard. I never knew they could jump so high, practically straight up the side of a tree. We have 3 colors of squirrels in my new hometown, grey, black and brown. Lots of birds out there, and one day a turkey lumbered across the area. I find adventure in getting to know the area … the parks – there are so many here, another gift – and the lake area. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to move here.

    7 months ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      That is wonderful to hear! 😃

      7 months ago
    2. Kevin

      Your new location, Pilgrim, sounds wonderful! As for squirrels, I enjoy watching their antics also. Here in Southeastern New England we pretty much have only gray squirrels but they are a hoot to watch. While lots of other people who feed birds are at war with the squirrels 24/7, I feed the birds, and the squirrels, and the turkeys that trot on through under the feeders and for the most part clean up what needs cleaning up. I have a platform feeder 4 feet outside my home office window where squirrels sit, chew seeds and watch me as I watch them in between doing computer work! We have an arrangement, I feed them, they keep me entertained, and distracted from what I was supposed to be doing!

      7 months ago
      1. Pilgrim

        That is a great arrangement you have with the squirrels, Kevin!

        7 months ago
  19. Michele

    I find playfulness and adventure in watching my kitty – she has so much energy and loves to play. For myself, sometimes I like to get up and dance around the house. I like to get out and go hiking and find new adventures by trying to go to different places.

    7 months ago
  20. sunnypatti48317

    My marriage. Surfing. Yoga. Trips to the beach, to the mountains, to local parks. Playing keeps us young!

    7 months ago
  21. EJP

    Spending time with my grandchildren is always full of playfulness and adventure.

    7 months ago
  22. Kevin

    When the youngest of our seven grandchildren, River, is over for a visit. She jumps in midair, throws her arms out, saying, “Grampy! Come! Let’s play!” Grampy doesn’t jump these days, but he’s up and off in not so hot pursuit. Some days I’m assigned a little doll, or figurine of either gender, and off to the toy treehouse we go. Other times I am, as River says, “The friendly monster,” and must growl and chase her through the house until, at light-switch speed, she yells, “Stop! Let’s play dinosaurs!” For me, the adventure is finding out how well my aging mind and body are able to be plied, stretched, and transformed within seconds and keep up with this not-so-high buddle of pulsing life and beauty.

    7 months ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Thank you, Kevin! You gave me joy and laughter this morning! 😂👹

      7 months ago
    2. Mike

      Sounds like my 4 year old granddaughter: “Grampy, will you play with me?” Who could resist! Carpe diem!

      7 months ago
    3. Pilgrim

      Such a delight, Kevin!

      7 months ago
  23. Christine

    Do I find is for the future. I do not know yet. But where I found it I was in the moments when I was bubbling with energy and curiosity. Wanted to make memories with my beloved, and he with me. Tread unknown paths. New holiday goals. Adrenaline rushed on narrow mountain paths, or cycling downhill.

    7 months ago
    1. Linda

      I am so sorry you lost your beloved, Christine.

      7 months ago
      1. Christine

        Thank you, Linda 🌷

        7 months ago

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