Sunday Thought For The Day

by Lance Ekum on · 69 comments

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"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities." ~ Dr. Seuss

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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Davina March 14, 2010 at 1:57 am

Hi Lance.
Love Dr. Seuss. I find that being nonsensical gives us more invitation to connect with others. It breaks down the barriers. So I say, “let it all out”.
.-= Davina´s Last Fabulous Post ..A Sacred Space Is Not Always Sunny =-.


Adrenalynn March 14, 2010 at 3:17 am

A very fitting quote in light of the crazy stuff you’ve been getting us to do lately 🙂 I’ve always been a fan of nonsense and I hope I can help my kids to cherish their imagination!
.-= Adrenalynn´s Last Fabulous Post ..The Gallery: 6 =-.


Mindful Mimi March 14, 2010 at 3:59 am

I have all Dr Seuss books in Dutch and read them to my kids often. They love them. They love the funny, invented words. They like the wackiness of the stories.
That quote talks to me, it makes me say ‘why not?’ more often. You know I have two small boys who come up with the craziest ideas and thoughts and I go ‘well, yes, why not?’ 🙂 It spices up life. It makes us dream. It makes us real. It makes us have fun.
If we put a little more nonsense in our lives, our life would start to make more sense 🙂
Have a great Sunday.
.-= Mindful Mimi´s Last Fabulous Post ..Sunday laugh =-.


Zeenat{Positive Provocations} March 14, 2010 at 4:00 am

HI Lance,
Looking through the other end…hmmm….I love Dr. Suess….I am waiting fro my little one to reach the age i can buy her the whole series of Dr. Suess’s books{it will be my excuse to read them all again, without looking kiddie and nonsensical 😉 }
Let me share a little kiddie joke with you …
=>>Whats the height of minuteness?? => A pimple ON the dimple of the left cheek of an ant!! HA… 🙂
Hows that for imagination??? Can you imagine it…can you….??
Thank you fro this awesome sunday thought! I am off to watch UP – the animated movie with my little baby and big baby(hubby) 🙂
Much Love,
p.s. I love love love love love the new header and the little intro box with your lovely smiley face. So so warm and welcoming.So you….


Chania Girl March 14, 2010 at 4:23 am

I used to have a friend who was a social worker and counselor for children with behavioral problems, and one of her fields of study was the field of Play Therapy. She’d provide all kinds of mediums for a child to really tell her what was going on simply by allowing them the creativity of play: painting, drawing, sandbox scenarios, whatever. Ever since I learned about this from her, I’ve found that “being a kid again” when I’m in a tough spot really helps me. It simplifies things down when I think of my problems and situations from the vantage point of “How would I draw this?” What would it look like with Little People interacting in a sandbox? I’ve gotten so many answers in this way.

Play is so fantastic! It’s so much more than fun and imagination. It can be quite insightful, too. And who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss?

Great way to start my Sunday, Lance. Thank you.
.-= Chania Girl´s Last Fabulous Post ..Opening =-.


Keith Davis March 14, 2010 at 5:14 am

Hi Lance
Great line “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living”

I’m involved with Public Speaking and I get some of my best ideas when I’m out walking.
I don’t censor my thoughts and when I have time I make a note of all the best ideas that have just popped up.

Imagination and Fantasy are powerful allies.
I remember seeing a demonstration of how some people have fantastic imaginations.
Your readers might like to try it.
All you have to do is write down as many things as you can that are associated with a triangle… for instance… a sail, a wigwam, a house roof….. see how many you can think of!
.-= Keith Davis´s Last Fabulous Post ..A helping hand… =-.


Dave (MisterGoodGuy) March 14, 2010 at 5:20 am

Hi Lance, I haven’t got a telescope. Do you think it will work with binoculars?


Miz March 14, 2010 at 5:37 am

I adore this.
shocking I know 🙂

those who mind dont matter and those who MATTER DONT MIND.

Playing ever onward,

.-= Miz´s Last Fabulous Post ..Yep. Testing the mobile blogging again… =-.


Lance March 14, 2010 at 6:22 am

@Davina – Hi Davina. Dr. Seuss is all sorts of awesome! Laughter, goofiness, “letting our hair down”…this is such a great way to really connect with others. And I think it is because we get beyond barriers that we might sometimes put up – and to that place of really connecting…through fun!

@Adrenalynn – Hey!!!!! I’ve heard a rumor that some of this *crazy* stuff will be out for the world to see…very soon! Oh…and you, my friend, have a way of always making me smile. Keep on dancing…and keep on giving your kids an amazing childhood filled with imagination and wonder. (Monday rocks!)

@Mimi – Hey Miranda!! The Dr. Seuss books are filled with such zany characters, funny words, and crazy stories…and they are THE BEST!! And those two special little boys in your life…that’s you, letting them explore life and it’s possibilities…and to experience their world with wonder! And “why not”, right! And – I completely adore this that you wrote: “If we put a little more nonsense in our lives, our life would start to make more sense”! Here’s to a Sunday with a little more nonsense in it. And that will make for a great Sunday!

@Zeenat – Hi Zeenat! Dr. Seuss wrote some amazing books…and that was his nonsensical nature just really shining through! And I know you will very much enjoy reading ALL those Dr. Seuss books, and giving your little one the magic that these books bring into life! And!! I love the joke!! Wow, that is minute!! I would need some sort of super amazing magnifying glass!! Enjoy the day with your *babies* (ha!!)!! And thank you so much for the comment about the new changes here. It all feels very “right”.

@Chania Girl – “Play” is great therapy. I think it helps us to step away from the issues of every day life, and get back to a spot of love in our heart. In “play”, we really can connect with those childlike characteristics that are within us. And even more, we can, at least for the moment, let go of our worldly worries, our personal worries, our concerns, our pains, our struggles – and just “be” in that moment of playing. So…