Help Us Play

By December 3, 2008 5 Comments

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.

  • Jessica Shields says:

    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