5-10 Minutes A Day For the Fun of it


Frozen like that

I was wondering why comedians like Seinfeld are so successful.  I suspect it is because we are a tad jealous of their ability to let loose, to be over the top.

Not only does it seem like a good idea, it pays well and it makes us feel better.

Why am I hesitant to raise my hands over my head to stress a point?  or talk with funny voice?  Why shouldn’t I be expressive? use my voice and hands to their full extent? I’m not angry, not upset, I just want to be unrestricted.

When it is hot outside, shall I not cool off by running through the sprinkler? It is fun, it cools me off,  and I’m barefoot! Laughing, wet and barefoot.  Isn’t those three things the trifecta for soul medicine?

I loved telling stories to my son and daughter before they went to sleep. It was my licence to be creative, to retell the stories my own way. To be silly to the point of giddiness and sore aching ribs. Yes, I was useless at helping them settle down and go to sleep, ahh sleep is over rated, we all know that.

brainReally, why not be silly and fun for 10 minutes a day, 600 seconds? That is like 2 commercial breaks so break it up if you have to. Sing a silly song, make sure you memorize the words so you can really enjoy it; personally I love “If I only had a brain” CLICK HERE from Wizard of Oz, but there are loads of others “Swing On a Star” CLICK HERE is super fantabulous also.

Be silly, for your health.

Be silly 600 seconds a day and let yourself relax deep inside. The pharmaceutical companies may hate us for it, but we will laugh it off, won’t we?

I’m way ahead of you in the silly department, but I’ve had lots of practice.

Thanks for reading. So many wonderful encouraging likes and comments lately. Thank you!


I love this face 😉


About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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6 Responses to 5-10 Minutes A Day For the Fun of it

  1. spearfruit says:

    LOL – a wonderful idea David! I will start this today! Thanks for sharing – hope the day is good to you! 🙂

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  2. As I get older, I feel more comfortable being silly on occasion. I figure people will just think I’m in the early stages of dementia. 🙂 My kids wondered why I asked for toy animals and people figures for Christmas – I wanted them as photographic props, but I must admit I’m having fun setting up those photos. I guess even us older folks need to play sometimes. That’s probably why adult coloring books have become so popular lately.

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  3. Yes laughter is the best medicine and why not throw a bit of silliness in their as well. And a bit of play like Cordelia suggests too.


  4. What a fantastic idea! Your words are exactly what I needed to read this morning. Thank you 🙂


  5. chattykerry says:

    I completely agree with you – silliness makes life so much fun. Sometimes I catch sight of myself in the mirror when I am making a silly face and burst out laughing.

    Liked by 1 person

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