“There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.”
On my 30th birthday my younger brother sent me a card. Inside he wrote “Happy Birthday. Don’t ever grow all the way up.” Many years later I can still see that card as if it were yesterday. I’m sure by now he’s long forgotten his message but it has stuck with me longer than I care to admit.
“Never get so old that you forget about having fun.”
Sometimes as grown-ups fun means forgetting how silly we look and just enjoying the ride – as we did in the Victoria Harbor Taxis above. It means focusing on the thrill rather than the danger – like not worrying about whether the rusty joints of the un-inspected harness will hold as you parasail high over the ocean on an island vacation. Or giving in to the turning of your stomach as the helicopter pilot decides to give you a nosedive thrill landing on a remote glacier.
“Have fun, even if it’s not the same kind of fun everyone else is having.”
My husband is a master of having fun. Although he has a serious side, he lives his life with an amazing sense of joie-de-vivre. Perhaps that’s why everyone says he’s so young for his age. Truth be told, a great many of the fun things I’ve done in my life have been a direct result of his urging. He is always pushing for us to go, to do, to explore, to have the next adventure – and so we have 😄
“The purpose of water is to drink it but we swim in it for the fun of it.”
As we wind down this summer’s adventure, we’ve added some wonderful memories to our list. One very special one was our day with the orcas in Victoria which I posted about earlier this month. Before and after that experience, we enjoyed some fun activities in the harbor, highlighted above. For now we’ll take a lesson from the happy harbor seals pictured below and relax a bit before summer ends and we wonder, as always, where it went!
So, back to my brother. This year his daughter and her new husband quit their jobs, rescued a puppy, and are setting off on a rock-climbing adventure in their self-outfitted, refurbished camper. Sounds like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree doesn’t it?!
To see what everyone else is doing for fun, click here.