Simple Fun

by Lance Ekum on · 24 comments

“Live life fully while you’re here. Expe­ri­ence every­thing. Take care of your­self and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to any­way, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the oppor­tu­nity to learn from your mis­takes: find the cause of your prob­lem and elim­i­nate it. Don’t try to be per­fect; just be an excel­lent exam­ple of being human.” ~ Tony Robbins

Sim­ple fun.  Some­times it’s the best kind of fun.  The video above is from our recent raft­ing trip.  We had a sand beach, a calm river, an inflat­able raft, and a cou­ple of buck­ets.  We ended up with a home­made water­slide into the river.  Kids were kids.  Adults were kids.  River guides were kids.  What a fun way to cool off after being out­side in the heat all day!

Some­times life gets hec­tic and com­pli­cated.  And some­times, life ends up not being much fun when this hap­pens.  Then, maybe we plan fun things to do.  Maybe a visit to a water­park, or a night out at the bars, or a trip to the zoo, or ??.  And that’s all good (and fun).  But we can also make our own fun.  We don’t always have to look out­side of what we already have to bring the fun back into our lives.

One time a cou­ple of years ago, we made an obsta­cle course in our back­yard.  Some ball, some rope, a cou­ple of 2x4’s, some water.  In the end, we had an after­noon of fun, and many mem­o­ries that will last for a long time.

What kind of sim­ple fun things can you do?  Be cre­ative.  Try things (maybe they’ll be fun, maybe not).  If it doesn’t work out, ditch it and move on to some­thing else.  Use the things you already have to cre­ate your own fun!

Lance writes sto­ries from his heart, aim­ing to inspire and moti­vate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he’s not here, you can find him hang­ing out with his fam­ily, rid­ing a bike, or just gen­er­ally act­ing goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Tree­house newslet­ter and get addi­tional inspi­ra­tion in your email inbox!
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