Yesterday I have a casual chat with one of my friends, then she told me that she'll be back because she wants to shower. After her shower, she asked me a question.
Her: Nadia, why do I have a bad habit?
Me: What do you mean?
Her: I often sing, dance and play with the bubbles when I'm showering ever since I was a little girl...
I am trying to keep it down though.
Me: If that really a bad habit?
Her: I don't know, I ask some people they said that it is an odd thing to do while showering.
Me: Okay, answer this question. While you sing, dance and play with bubbles while showering, how do you feel?
Her: I feel happy!
Me: Than, that is totally not a bad habit
Her: But why do my friends think that that is weird?
Me: Just ignore them. Haha. In the process of growing up, we slowly give up things that we used to like when we were a child. For an example, watching cartoons, playing at the playground, colouring etc
|Kids playing at playground|
Her: Yes I used to love watching Spongebob, Upin Ipin, Shaun the Sheep once upon a time. But now.. :(
Me: Exactly my point. If there's anything you do that makes you feel like a child at heard, hold on to it. Because that is your "escape" from this whacky growing up stuff
Her: Yeah it is the best! I love it when one of my friends ask me to play with the swing at the playground with her. It makes me feel happy... Sometimes funny
Me: So, if you want to sing and dance and play with bubbles while showering, just keep doing it. As long as it is not a nuisance to others, don't bother :-)
Her: Okay dear :-)
Friends, admit it, the happiest time for most of us in our life is when we were a child. We don't have responsibilities, we can play all day, not worrying about bills to pay or datelines, not worrying about which shirt goes with the pants, everyone is our friend, no prejudice, no racist. As we are growing up, we develop this kind of perception to life based on our experiences. We start forgetting what its like to be the jovial little girl/guy we used to be. We sit down in front of our computer all day, with piles of works to be settled, responsibilities to our family, all the burdens on our shoulder.
Ask yourself my friend, when did you do something that you used to do as a child and actually enjoys it?
Once in a while, go, be a child
Eat some ice cream
Watch Spongebob, Naruto, One Piece
Play with balloons
Sing and dance in the rain
Do a harmless trick to someone close and laugh about it
Tell your parents you love them
And the list goes on~
|Think about it ;-)|