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Thursday, July 3, 2014

transformations: never stop playing


We have all heard about the importance of play for children, but did you know that it is equally as important for adults?

Play is important for your mental and your physical well being. All work and no play makes Jacqueline a dull girl. (Just a little update on the Jack is a dull boy saying)

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Play not only leads to greater optimism, but also helps to boost your immune system and enhance your relationships. It creates a time of laughter and sharing. 

Playing can help you stay young. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, "We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing". I know that feeling younger is a good enough reason for me to play. 

So with the holiday weekend coming up, I hope you will not only stop to enjoy the beautiful flowers surrounding us this time of year,


but that you will take time out to play, too.



24 comments:

  1. We've been so busy lately that I'm definitely going to take some time to play over the next few days. Wonderful words of wisdom, Laura. I know laughter has helped to solve many little arguments and hurt feelings in this household! Have a wonderful and playful holiday!

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    1. Laughter is such an important part of play. enjoy weekend, JoAnne.

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  2. Thanks as always for those wise and inspiring thoughts. I should try to remember that playing is good for me. Enjoy your holidays!

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    1. Have a great holiday and get out and play :)

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  3. I like that GBS quotation! Having been raised by parents who grew up during the Depression, it's hard to feel too comfortable with playing. I work at it, and I do believe it is important. The best way to get my hubby to actually stop working is to get him out of the country. :-)

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    1. It is a great quote. Keep playing, my friend.

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  4. All of my doctors ask, "What do you do for fun?" It's always been hard for me to answer because I've always had someone to take care of. I am working in my booth more and trying to be creative. Blogging is my fun too. I always try to do something everything that is fun that I can blog about so this has helped. Happy 4th to you and yours.

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    1. As women, we do spend so much of our lives taking care of others. Makes it that much more important the we find time to play. Happy 4th. :)

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  5. i don't know if my comment took or not. blogher has the most irritating pop-up ads and surveys! (sorry, just had to vent a bit. sometimes i have such trouble loading your blog.)

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    1. Sorry about those ads. I know they can be very annoying. Unfortunately some of us need them as income. With that being said, I have adblocker. It gets rid of all of the ads. I just allow ads on certain sites that I visit. It is free and easy to install and I definitely want you to keep visiting my blog so hope you will consider installing it :)

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  6. My new puppy keeps me in the "play" mode! Have a wonderful 4th dear Laura.

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    1. Sounds like a fun playmate to me, Katie. Happy 4th.

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  7. I always take time to do somethings fun every day. I had to try 3 times today to be able to comment. Email me if you get a chance! And have a Happy 4th my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  8. LOL what a time to read this! :) ( Just came in to cool off...was outside with the grands as there's new sand for the sandbox thanks to their dad the other day : )

    can't hit the beach? toes in the turtle sandbox :) Have a happy 4th ! :)

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    1. Well, Deb, sometimes we just have to be creative :)

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    1. I hope you are getting lots of play time this summer, Michelle :)

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  10. I am so with you. Play in super important for both kids and adults. I guess that is one reason I work with smaller children.

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    1. small children can really change your perspective of what is important in life. they have such an amazing carefree attitude.

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  11. thank you Laura, i needed that

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    1. You are so welcome, Laurie. Thank you for always being such a sweet friend. :)

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