Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen. (1 Corinthians 13:7-8 Phillips)
If you have a hard time giving yourself permission to play, then maybe using one of the quotes above to re-frame your understanding of play will help. For instance, substitute the word play for love. (I’m taking creative license here, I have permission :))
Or think “play is research.” Be a scientist who dissects play. Be an explorer who discovers the origins of play. Be a genius who finds the cure for work!
If you still can’t give yourself permission to play, let me help you.
Permission to play granted.
Enough said! Go get your journal or jump rope or favorite childhood game and play. Get out the crayons and respond to this journal prompt, today:
To play more, I intend to . . .