I was hanging some Christmas lights on Saturday when a friend came by and hopped out of his truck. He hustled over to where I was standing on the ladder and rather urgently said, “Paul, we need your help – you and your boys – can you come help us?” Well, I’m generally willing to drop whatever when someone needs some help, so I said, “Sure Markus, let me get the boys – what do you need?” He responded that they were trying to play a game of flag football and only had six guys! I got a chuckle out of this, then started thinking – if I am so willing to help somebody work, shouldn’t I also be willing to help somebody play? Play is the work of children, some of the most important work in the world.
Take time to help somebody play today!
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Excellent content here and a nice writing style too – keep up the great work!
We have to take time out to enjoy ourselves once in a while. Nothing like some physical exercise to release stress and have some fun.
That is really funny! I almost didn’t read this today because the subject said “Help us play”… my thought was I don’t have time to “play”.
BUT I know that your e-mails always make my day better so I read it and of course – it is just what I needed to hear as usual!
Thanks Dr. Paul!
Dr. Paul, how right you are! This is a great thing to remember, especially during the holiday time of year. Thanks for passing this on. -Michael