View Full Version : Spontaneity is good for you
03-03-2006, 01:21 PM
OK so here is what I did today. Last night I said to myself I want to see the sunrise over the ocean. So I took the first train out of town (4:45 in the morning) to the first town down the shore. I live in New Jersey so that is not too hard. I walked to the boardwalk, saw the sunrise, got some breakfast and came home. Here's the weird thing. When I went in to work at church, the first thing the secretary said was that I looked well rested. I actually only had about 2 hours of sleep, but the shore trip was needed. So I am curious what has been some things that you did at the spur of the moment that you are happy you did?
03-03-2006, 07:17 PM
I wouldn't say it made me well-rested - but when my friend Heather and I were living together there was a LOT of drama in our lives (I guess we bring it on ourselves LOL). Anyways, one evening I told her that we should drive to Lancaster and get a cinnabon. It's been a tradition ever since. We have great conversations on the way there and back. I know it's silly - it's just a sweet, sugary food - but I think it's the idea that it's ok to do something for yourself and for your friends - especially when they need you. If you haven't had a cinnabon, you might not understand ;) I think I'd rather see the sunrise, than have a cinnabon...but I live in Pennsylvania - and well - there aren't *any* oceans here LOL.
03-04-2006, 12:58 PM
Other than the sublime (sunrise) and the social/gourmand (cinnabon), I also vote for childlike play and silliness. ;) This neighborhood has lots of animals (goats, chickens, horses, sheep, of course dogs and cats) and when the horses lean over the fences I sometimes talk at them. ;)
If strolling past a park and no kids are using the swings/jungle gyms, I'll climb around or whatever. Hubby & I play with our stuffed animals like little kids. And I'll tell ya this: people think we're YEARS younger than we are. Works better than botox. WAaaaay better. ;)
03-04-2006, 08:41 PM
Zerbie - you know what - I have a confession to make: I love Chucky Cheese. I know, I'm about twenty years too old for CC - but how can you not love a place the has Ski ball AND a bicycle that flies in the air!! :) I also love the swings at the playground. There is this GREAT park in Lower Allen Township that has a *huge* kid's park. It has this great wood fort there - and I love to run through it with the kids when we have picnics there (kids from church). I am pretty sure that enjoy way more than they do. However, I'm pretty sure that when they get to my age - they'll feel the same way ;) Who says we have to grow up?? :)
03-04-2006, 11:41 PM
Why would anyone want to grow up? think about the few people who do... they don't seem to live happy lives.... so what's the point?:)
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