Most children are lighthearted and have lots of fun.
Here’s the meaning of the word:
- Not being burdened by trouble, worry, or care; happy and carefree. synonym: glad.
- Joyful, glad, taking pleasure in being alive. Not depressed or sad.
First, I found a site that has many helpful tips to help you feel more lighthearted and have more fun. I’ll include the link at the bottom.
“Lighthearted people are often thought of as more attractive, fun, and vibrant than people who always seem serious.
You may also have a tougher time dealing with frustrations and life setbacks if you don’t naturally see the silver linings to things.”
They generally see the silver lining and see the glass as half full.
As a result recently of spending a week back in Toledo, Ohio at my dad’s, the home I grew up in, I got in touch with my lighthearted, fun self.
My dad is a person who has a great sense of humor, as I told you last week in my article to celebrate his 92nd birthday.
It’s easy for me when I’m around people who portray that fun side of themselves.
I enjoy spending time with my sisters and my brother, and their families when I’m back in Toledo. The birthday party and dinner to honor Dad, was filled with 41 family members.
I spent time with my friend since 5th grade, Sharon one afternoon. It’s always fun to be with her. We seem to “pick up where we left off” very easily.
Similarly, the next day, my friend since 2nd grade, Debbie drove down from Michigan to “walk down memory lane”.
Literally. We walked for about 2 hours from my dad’s home, past our grade school, and many places we walked as children. From Sharon’s home she grew up in, to Debbie’s and then to my early childhood home.
Through Bennett Park, where we spent most every summer day, feeling carefree and lighthearted, experiencing so much fun.
You see, we spent so much time outdoors as kids. Walking and riding our bikes were the way we got around.
Because I took a chance I’d reach my 1st grade friend, Donna, on the phone in Houston, where she lives, Debbie and I were able to walk to Donna’s childhood home and visit with her 95 year old mom. We couldn’t remember her address. Donna was thrilled we thought to visit her and wished she could join us.
Therefore, as I relived so many memories in such a short span of time, my lighthearted self was and is present more.
I realized, I am not always feeling this way.
What about you? How often do you feel carefree and really allow yourself to have fun?
For example, when I’m with my grand kids, I really feel this way.
It’s helped me over the years to be less serious and enjoy my present moments.
It has spilled into my relationship with my husband Hale and all of my relationships.
As I consciously look for those things to do that create a lighthearted feeling for me, I’ve allowed myself to feel more youthful and experience more fun.
Life seems to hold more delight and expectation of wonderful things to come.
As I prepare to host my 5th Spiritual Vacation Retreat, this one in Costa Rica, my excitement is growing daily. To experience somewhere I have never been, and to be sharing meditation and some of my favorite Laws of the Universe, my lighthearted, fun self is so ready!
Here’s to enjoying as many of your present moments as you can!
With love and appreciation,
PS. Here is the link to look at other suggestions to help you feel more lighthearted and experience fun:
Below are April photos that reflect my article. Debbie and I 44 years ago and now, Donna’s mom and me, Dad, me and my siblings, our 6 month old granddaughter, Dad and I at his birthday party.