HAVE SOME FUN TODAY -The heart of our mission at HSFT is to live life to the fullest, soak up the beauty of any given moment and have some fun. Isn't it all too easy to get caught in the grind of life and forget to find a little FUN? What that really means to us is being mindful enough to live in the "now" and to find a way to be present throughout any given day and realize this day, and that moment, this is your life!
So in honor of our mission statement, we've found some other great ways to say "Have Some Fun Today" though the wisdom and the words of some great thinkers; the likes of poets, philosophers, and creators of the the world. So, no matter how you say it, grab your life by the horns and make it FUN dammit, it's the only one you get.
1) Surf's Up, Baby...
"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." -Henry David Thoreau
Basically HDT was saying don't miss a chance to catch a wave of possibility and opportunity around every corner. And that's how you find your forever.
2) Happy Hour is Not Just From 4-6 p.m.
“Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.” - Walt Whitman
Walt was talking about recognizing that you can't find happy, or wait for happy, or go to happy. It's right where you are. The present. So go there.
3) Let's Be Friends
“Accept—then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.” ~ Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
There's no one better than Eckhart Tolle to wax poetic about living in the moment and practicing mindfulness to step in your power. There's a tangible shift that occurs when you step into the simplicity of just being in the moment. And that's exactly what HSFT is all about. Even just setting forth the intention of having some fun today means you've shifted into a consciousness of living for the day. Not yesterday or tomorrow. That's deep...
4) Turn On Your Heartlight...
"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment." Carlos Santana
Carlos not only riffs a mean guitar but he's clearly figured out the meaning to life. Joy, happiness, it's around us, everyday. And if you just sit for a moment, you'll find it. And that is the way to heal anything.
5) What It's All About
"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out and eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." - Eleanor Roosevelt
The former first-lady is known for some of her deep insight and wisdom and she clearly know that getting the most of out of life meant really living. Try new things, live without fear and move out of your comfort zone. Word, Elanor. Word.
6) Any Way You Slice It, It's HSFT
“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt was telling us to be mindful and aware enough to know when your in a space where it's good, no matter how small. A hug, a handhold, a compliment from a stranger, a heartfelt message from a friend; big or small, life hands us moments each and every day that are worth holding on to. Be present. Smile. And find your HSFT.
Written and contributed by HSFT writer Rebecca Doubek