Tuesday, July 5, 2011

embracing the silly.

You know what I am learning, the older I get? 

That little bit inside of you that's spazzy and quirky and silly and fun? 

Cling to it. 

Hold on to it with all of your might. 

Because otherwise, there's a pretty high chance it's going to disappear. 

The odds are good that one day, you'll wake up, and the kid inside of you simply won't exist anymore. 

So I like to embrace the silly. I like to slide down pool slides and skin my knees and dance in the yard with sparklers. 

It's important, I think, to let the five-year-old inside of me loose every once in a while. 

She's a pretty fun girl. I'd hate to lose her. 

(P.S. -- If you're the praying kind, would you pray for my mom today? She had an emergency appendectomy while on vacation this weekend, and she's recovering in a hospital fairly far from home. Almost every ounce of silly in me, I owe to her, and I'm ready to have her back safe and sound. Thanks, friends.)


monster cakes said...


ps. I couldn't agree more. a little silly keeps us young and sane. everyone could use a little more silly i think.

Staley Mc said...

I think if you can't be silly then life just won't be as fun! Loved all your sparkler pictures on Twitter!

Will be praying for your mom! Hope she has a speedy recovery.

Lauren said...

Will be praying for your mom!!

And I always think of the line from the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" - "Never lose your childish innocence - it is the most important thing". :)

PS - I hope you love Madeleine L'Engle's "Walking on Water" - I read it last year(?), earlier this year(?) and LOVED it! Such an amazing book!

Brittany said...

first, i'm praying for your mom and i hope all is well!

second, i couldn't agree more with you. being silly once in a while is actually the mature thing to do (that's what i tell myself at least).

Hilary Nicole said...

I just shared a post about being silly as well!! It is the only thing that truly keeps you young. I tell myself every day that I am not going to grow up.. Working so far!

XO hilary nicole

Erika Lee Sears said...

I completely agree with you! as I have gotten older be silly .. and just be yourself. :) Love the picture!

PS Good thoughts your way today for you and your mom.

Mo Pie, Please said...

I love being silly - it's the best feeling in the world! And I'll be thinking of your mom! Hope she gets home soon!

Jennifer said...

Yes! Silly is good. My hubby is so good about helping me be silly when I start to take myself too seriously. I hope he never stops! Love him!