A Life of Whimsy

June 20, 2015


Upon hearing this word when I first read the book, Love Does, by Bob Goff, I was struck by the innocence of the word. It basically means playful behavior and seems to paint a picture of childhood–the times that were full of laughter, learning, and growing. When I think of childhood, I think of happiness and smiles, looking at the world like the stage that it is.

What ever happened to living a life of whimsy?

Last year, while in my final year of college, I said to my Mom, “Things aren’t as exciting anymore.”

That was a tough fact to swallow. Maybe it was because my experiences had started to accumulate and I couldn’t get as excited for things in life.

What kind of nonsense is that???

Since then, I have come to realize that whimsy is what you make of life. It’s the choice we have each and every day to find things to look forward to. It’s the discovery of a cute little tire swing the neighbor kids made, or the kites flying nearby in the sky.

My point is that we all have the opportunity to choose…do we accept that as we grow older we get less excited for the daily things? Or do we continue to seek out the individual moments that give us a fervor for life??


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