Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jan 29. Have Fun With People You Love

We are weird.  We will pay hundreds of dollars, drive for hours, wait in lines, deal with rude people, bumping into people, and huge crowds, all for a few moments of thrill.  Why do we do this?  It's hard to say.  My family has gotten annual passes to the Universal Parks and today was our first time using them.  We hadn't gone somewhere like that as a family for a long time, and it was nice just to be together, most of the time.  And why did we go?  Because we can explore foreign lands, go on exhilarating rides, see breathtaking views, do something that scares us, eat delicious food, and drink butterbeer.  Turns out that going to theme parks has been proven to: relieve stress, boost creativity, and releases endorphines (which make you more alert, improve your overall sense of well-being, and make you feel happier.)  What's the best part about all this? Doing it with people you love.
You know that saying "Sometimes the people closest to us are the ones we pay the least attention to?"  When we see these people every day and they are common in our day-to-day lives, we take them for granted and can sometimes forget how much fun they are.

The family.  We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.  ~Erma Bombeck

1 comment:

  1. You mean you were with ALMOST the whole family:(