Walking on sunshine
Remember what it’s like to be a kid?
When the thought of jumping in a pond is the most exciting thing in the universe at that moment … when smearing black muck from the bottom of the pond on the top of your head — or arms, legs and hands — sounds like a super idea … when dog paddling through algae and picking clams off the bottom of the lake with your toes is the coolest thing ever.
Remember those days?
I hope you experienced those sorts of days.
Dont’ worry, though, if you didn’t.
There’s still time. All you have to do is stand on the bank …
… and JUMP!
There’s nothin’ to it — except a big splash, a refreshing dunk and a whole lot of laughter. And you’re not doing it right unless the laughs occur before, during and after the entire escapade.
Don’t be scared to take a flying leap.
Grab the hand of a friend and jump together. It’s even more fun when others join you.
And don’t forget to accessorize.
Wild pond plunging is much more fun with sunglasses or hats or pocket-knives that never make it outta the lake. But that’s OK. Instead of a knife you can go home with a slippery, slimy clam.
Just don’t keep it in your room. And don’t try to hide it there when your mom says no.
Playful people are hungry people. They have to keep up their strength, you know.
So they can reel in the big one … or maybe it got away. Depends on who you ask, I guess.
And then there are people who can’t stop playing long enough to eat their supper. Bad idea. Things tend to get a little soggy when you’re waist-deep in pond water.
If there’s one thing you must remember, it’s this:
Seek out a bit of fun every single day. It’s the secret to a happy life, you know. Plunge into playtime hook, line and sinker. Reel in the laughs and …
Pucker up for bliss.
It’s summertime. Sunshine … blue skies … thunderstorms … swimming … fishing … cookouts … family. Being together time. Rising early and staying up late. Star-gazing, crickets, fireflies and bullfrogs.
Working hard and playing harder.
Embrace it — every single sparkling moment.