Dear Fun Factory: When you lose your sense of fun

Dear Fun Factory,

Of late I notice there seems to be a hiccup in your engine. Are you experiencing a bit of ennui? I thought it was just my pals B and P (who really know how to fun it up) who were experiencing some malfunction in their Fun-producing selves and now I see I need a check up.

A few things I'm noticing in case you feel like listening:

Don't forget to stop thinking so much. The mind is a terrible thing to overuse.

Enjoy playing with your niece and nephew and imagine you had as much potential in your life that they have ahead of them.

Risk. Chance. Daring. You have forgotten about the laughter and excitement that comes from going down an unknown road and where it might take you.

Don't take yourself so seriously.

Don't take yourself so seriously.

Go out, live from your heart, and risk falling down and getting up--you'll have a good story to tell.

Now, on a semi-related note here's a quote Heidi sends us on the topic of Commitment & Freedom. It's Starbucks Coffee Cup Wisdom:

The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life. -- Anne Morriss

Now go out and forget about goals and achievement and making anything great of yourself during this second act of your life. Just keep doing and playing and having fun already!

Photo: My niece, Taya, showing me how to drive a golf cart and let go of my fears. Fun!