Things We Use To Do and Still Should

Written by Jodi Lybrand

There are things we did as children and still should do…

When the Apostle Paul spoke of putting away childish things, he spoke of things that stunt and hinder our spiritual progress. However, the scriptures also remind us there is a time to laugh. Don’t you think we all could use a bit more laughter?

Why don’t we “check out” of all the busyness. Leave the drama. Excuse ourselves from adulthood, if only for a few moments. Be childlike and free! Find some peace and calm and you just might rediscover something wonderful about yourself!

Blow Bubbles ~ Trust me it’s still fun, all by yourself or with others!  Splurge on the good stuff!

Lock Arms With a Friend ~ Do you remember the joy of skipping off to play with a friend? Try it again, we need each other.  Skipping is optional!

Talk With a Child ~ This is always a great way to gain a different perspective. Be ready for complete honesty, though!

Play Silly Games ~ I remember my Granddaughter and I would play, “What Am I Doing?”  (Charades) .  There was a lot of laughter for two hours!

Talk To People~ Don’t be shy, engage in some friendly chit-chat with someone while you’re waiting in a line!

Cloud Gaze ~ My favorite! It’s okay if you don’t really see shapes. It keeps us still for a while!

Walk In The Rain ~ Don’t let a little rain stop you. The sounds, sights and smells are quite different from sunny day walks. Puddle splashing is a must!

Swing ~ Next time you’re at the park, grab a swing. You will remember why. Be sure to wait your turn, though!

You’re getting the idea, right? I bet you could think of more enjoyable things to do. The goal is to relax, laugh and just have some fun! The serious world will wait for you. And you can rejoin it refreshed, with a new outlook and more prepared to take it on!

One final thought, remember,  “A cheerful heart is good medicine!”  Now go out there and play!


Jodi Davis Lybrand is a life long resident of Shelby County Alabama. She is married, has raised two wonderful sons, has a beautiful daughter in law and 3 of the most adorable grandchildren ever! Her favorites include playing with those awesome grandsweeties, enjoying nature with long walks and sunsets, visiting with friends-old and new, painting and working through her bucket list! A Bible teacher for 30 years, teaching all ages, she jests that she can teach you a Bible lesson in sixty seconds or sixty minutes. Most of all, she loves encouraging people through the truths found in God’s word.

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