I think it is very important to play – to have something we do that is of no use other than the fact that we enjoy it. However, I doubt I’ve mentioned this in a very long time – mostly because I have not been doing it myself. I could go on and on about moving four times in as many years, the work on homes before and after each move, digging out a basement to make it a place to live, and so on and so on; but reality is I have been too busy and have not made time for myself as I should. I insist my bride do it, but I’ve not live up to that standard. A few months ago, I started to feel it catching up to me, and I decided I needed to slow down a bit, had to make time for me once in awhile.
If you are where I have been, please don’t stay there for long. I realise there are seasons of busyness, and that’s okay, but only for a season. Being busy all the time is bad for us – for our mental health, our physical health, and our marital health. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy – and a poor husband!
BTW, the image on today’s post is a screen-shot from my Minecraft world – part of the play I have added to my life recently (yes that’s a lava fountain, what of it?). Minecraft allows you explore a randomly generated world, and modify it to make it your own – and the programming is just awesome! The game is still listed as an Alpha release, but it’s the most stable Alpha I’ve ever seen. Buy it before it goes Beta, and get it for half price, with free upgrades for life. No, I’m not an affiliate and I don’t own stock, I just enjoy it and am passing it along. If this is not your thing, find something that is – something you can easily slip into for a few minutes to half an hour when you need a break. As long as you don’t get obsessed, your bride will be glad you are playing – it will make you nicer and easier to get along with.