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Do you even know what it’s like to let everything go, not care and worry about responsibilities anymore? Sometimes, when you take a good look at your life, do you sit there and wonder how amazing it would be if you could be a kid all over again? Kids have the best lives ever! They need to know that and I tell my kids all the time - that they need to be carefree and not stress out of minor things. One of my kids refused to go barefoot and sit down on the grass while licking his ice-cream the other day….we were in a nice park. It’s not Central Park but this is as big and convenient as it can get over here. He’s concerned about worms and ants in the grass and that his pants will get dirty. Don’t look at me; he got that from his father! What I did was push him to the ground and say, ‘See? Nobody died. Now let’s eat this ice-cream and lie down on the ground and watch clouds after that.’ My other kid was laughing his head off. Now, this guy’s got everything from me. :-) The point of this article is this – everyday, day in and day out, we live with responsibilities, bills, things that we have to do, stuff we have to take care of, anxiety and stress kills. Did you know that? Well, it does. It either kills off your heart, the Commando of your physical being, or it kills your head….the HQ of your soul. Along the way, we grow up and we also learn to forget how to let everything go once in a while. How to be just you….just YOU without everything else tying you down to the ground. We need to do things that we WANT to do and things that we have learned or taught to believe is IRRESPONSIBLE and CARELESS. What’s wrong with that – I’m thinking? Mopping the floor could be fun if you let go of the feeling that it’s a responsibility….seriously. Cooking can be fun if you don’t think of it as a burden. Think like a kid because a kid’s going to want to put strange things into the pot hoping that it will turn out EDIBLE. A kid’s going to want to slide across the wet floor just to see how far they can slide along the hallway when they're in the middle of mopping it. Being a kid all the time is not a good idea, though, but every once in a while, be irresponsible. Be fun. Be excited. Be passionate.
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