Four boys standing on a waterfall each throwing water over their heads out of buckets, leaving arcs of water spray swirling over their heads


Most of us come into this world with an intrinsic ability to have fun. We can see it when we watch kids play with water and just about everything! If somewhere along adulthood we fell out of love with life, this article offers lighthearted ways for us to reunite with our old flame and have good-clean fun.

Quiz—Do you need more fun in your life?

Ok. Think of a reason why you CAN’T or SHOULDN’T have more good-clean fun. Got one?
You win!! You definitely need more fun. Here’s how—just remember the acronym E.N.J.O.Y.


Encourage means “give support, confidence or hope.”

You know the game people play in the car during road trips to pass the time? It’s called I-spy. A person picks a thing for everyone in the car to look for, such as a cow. Every time someone sees a cow, he or she says, “I spy a cow!” Then each person adds up the total cows that he or she “spies.” Whoever “spies” the most cows by the end of the road trip wins.

Whether it’s of other people, life in general or OURSELVES we can choose to “spy” more encouraging things to think, say and do. Make it a game! Find and say all the kind and truthful things that we can see about everything and everybody. Maybe we like a color on a person’s shirt—say it. Or maybe we like a new haircut—we can say that. Like a smile? Say it. Yes, just like that! “Spy” and say supportive, confidence-building, hopeful things, and everyone will be having more fun!


Nevermind what anybody else is thinking, saying or doing about you and your encouraging, fun behavior. Do it anyway, and laugh all the while (to yourself and/or out loud). This is called freedom, and one of the reasons why kids have so much fun!


Stand up for our own joy and the joy of others. If it would bring us good-clean joy to eat a delicious meal, find a way to eat it without any guilt (guilt has a yucky aftertaste). If we feel guilty or have a hard time allowing ourself to receive joy, feel free to learn about how to receive more in this free article . Be it we’ve always dreamed of the joy of hiking the Andes, find a way to go. We might earn our way there by working at a travel agency where we can find the best deals and get a work-discount. Or we might volunteer for a mission trip that’s going there.

Whatever gig we take that gets us to our dream-joy will be worth it, and the “job” will be fun, knowing there’s a fun-filled “pot of gold trip” at the end of our “work rainbow!” If our best friend (or even an acquaintance or teller at the gas station that we just met) always dreamed of the joy of a having a pair of red patent-leather shoes, find a way to buy a pair. Imagine the joy that we and she will have when we give them to her!


Open our heart to the truth that tomorrow may be the very best day of our life. We have no idea what or who will walk into our workplace, gym, grocery store or even into our hearts during our remaining days as “us.” To be curious is splendid. It adds a mysterious twinkle to our eye that makes us even more beautiful and alive!


Allow ourselves to say yes to any good-clean thing that adds fun for ourselves and others. Forgive all the reasons why we believe we “can’t” forgive and let the fun flow. For more free information on forgiveness, click here or, simply begin with a game. We can kindly and curiously begin an “I spy” for ways that we CAN, and then do!

What say ye?

Are we having FUN yet?? Please share your thoughts and feelings so we may grow in strength and willpower together …

Always with love,

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