April Sixteenth; Silly…. Not Silly

Yes, silly is today’s word prompt. I am beginning to believe I love to torment myself with words that sound good as I’m writing them down, or I write as a filler thinking I’ll come up with a better later. Only that wouldn’t be fair would it? To write a word only to say, Nope, not that one when it comes time to use it in a blog. Even though, I have been sitting here for quite a while trying to figure out which direction I want to go with this word. I think, I will go with as the title says, silly.. not silly.  Meaning, that some of the things we may think are silly, but in truth, are not.


Playing. Yes, even as so called adults. Physically we may grow older, but having a young heart is important. Don’t ever be too afraid to dance in the rain or the resulting puddles. Jump, splash, kick. Get wet, you won’t melt, but I bet if you really allow yourself to have fun with it, you will laugh. 

Get down on the floor and push cars around with the kids, build things with blocks, have a tea party. Enjoy a Mad Hatter moment. You will be having a bonding moment with your kids as well as the inner child you have been neglecting. Your heart will thank you. 

Fly a kite, go fishing, build an obstacle course in your back yard or living room. Make paper streamers and hang them around everywhere. Play!

Find a spot in your back yard, in a park, on the beach, on the side of the mountain, and stretch out and look at the sky. Pick out the cloud shapes, watch the butterfly and listen to the birds. Watch the ants or other insects as they make their way along. But oh the moments at night. Enjoy the stars, watch for that falling star to make a wish. Allow the peace of the moment to slide on in and make itself at home. Feel the change in the air, dream big.


Find water and a flotation device of your choosing, depending on the water. Allow yourself to drift and dream. Splash, kick, look for fish, or smooth rocks or shells.


Watch an animated or G rated movie. Whether with kids or alone. Laugh freely, laugh loudly. Immerse yourself in the movie and allow it to take you to where the big kid lives and allow them their moment.


Tell goofy jokes, slip in those one liners. Find something to poke a bit of fun- where there is no risk of misunderstanding. Example. Back in that former lifetime when I worked, I noticed through a window that a case that had came in, had scrawled across the box “No pig” now, in reality, it meant no pigment, I knew that. Instead I asked a passing coworker, if since that box had no pig inside, should I be disappointed if there were no pigs in the other boxes? Would I have a right to complain? I don’t know why my coworkers avoided me at times.


Dress as you like, sing as you will, dance as if everyone is watching and you simply do not care. Live fully, laugh readily, love without fear. And be silly not silly because in the end, all that matters is you have lived.

Preparing for a Relay for Life event several years ago.
I had written one of my columns for the local paper on the election for that year, I forget which, and took several various photos like this. A friend photo shopped in the White House background.
oh to be that young again..

About rebecca s revels

A wife, a mother, a full time employee. A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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