Monday, January 6, 2014

A Fresh Start for Fun

It is that time again. Time for a fresh start, a new year, and a new pile of resolutions. This year,  my resolution is to have more fun. In fact, I resolve not just to have more fun, but to be more fun. And I think I have figured out exactly how to do that! 

We had our annual Trail Dames Christmas Party a couple of weeks ago, and one of the things we did was play silly games.  Fun games like seeing who could wrap a gift faster using only one hand.  Kind of cheesy, right? Well, the BEST game ever involved smearing Vaseline all over your face and then sticking your head in a bowl of cotton balls. The person with the best ‘Santa Beard’ when it was all said and done won. 

The thing is, the world is divided into two kinds of people……those who sit and watch these games, and those who jump up and say, “Pick me!  I will be glad to smear Vaseline all over my face!!” 
Which person has more fun?  Which person leaves the party grinning, picking cotton out of her hair and saying, “That was awesome!!”? It is the woman that is not afraid.  She is not afraid to act like a kid again….to be silly….and to look a little foolish around the edges. She is the person who feels joyful and free and full of laughter.  She laughs louder, dances goofier and has a great sense of humor in regards to herself and what other people think. That is the most fun person in the room. 

I resolve to be more fun this year.  I will roll down hills, jump on trampolines, and yes, even throw my face into a bowl of cotton.  It is going to be a great year!

Blog Submitted by
Anna Huthmaker, 
Founder of Trail Dames