Week #40 – Summer Fun Challenge: “Come play with me!”
Greetings Happyness Tribe — and Welcome Summer!
Sunday, June 21st is Father’s Day — but it’s also the Summer Solstice, which places the longest and most delicious days of the year, right at our sandy feet!
Rob always made time for play. As I mentioned last week, even as an adult, he would plan very carefully to get all his work/chores/errands done so that he could get out and play guilt-free. And…he would often try to coax me away (and maybe you, too) from cleaning, or bill paying, jobs, or other obligations with a phrase many of us heard as kids: “Come play with me!”
Last week I challenged you to brainstorm a list of FUN things to do this summer — not just for your kids, but for YOU! Some of you shared those lists with me…and I promised to collate them and share them with you. Here’s what we’ve got so far — PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING!
– “One Tank Trips”
– Surprise trip for spouse or loved one
– Beach time
– Tourist for the day in nearby city
– Walking the boards
– Rock climbing
– Scuba diving
– Touring an estate
– Time with family
– Sitting on the porch
– Watching for rainbows
– Learning to surf
– Writing a book
– Working on a “summer” project
– Moving to a new town
– Planning a spa day (or half-day, or even lunch hour)
– Taking Fridays (or Mondays) off!
– Day at the ballpark (Minor League stadiums are great, too!)
– Outside concerts/music events
– Hot air balloon ride/festival
– Pool volleyball (a Church-family classic!)
What do you think? Do you have something to add? Are you planning something on this list for yourself? What are we missing? Send me your ideas and I’ll add them to the list!
Your assignment for this week: Come play with me!!! For the next 12 weeks — as we complete one full year of Happyness — I’ll be challenging you every Friday to a different way to have FUN this summer. I want to build the largest and most comprehensive list of summer fun ideas from REAL people like you and me! Please keep your ideas coming! And in the meantime…pick something! Get your chores done — and plan some fun this week!
Spread Happyness — don’t keep your summer fun all to yourself! Share your thoughts — and ideas — in the comments!
PS: And Happy Father’s Day!
6/19/15 by Grace Church
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