How Not to be Very Dull People

Gel pen and Ink on Watercolor paper

It is week seven in our fifty week calligraphic challenge, and the prompt was lexophilia: those who are obsessively enamored with words. We were given examples and that was it…let the word games begin. I made up this lexopholic phrase as an adaptation from one of my Dad’s favorite sayings:

When the donkey graduated from college people realized he was a real smart ass.

I spent a great morning figuring out how to draw a college graduate donkey, then had a blast lettering and coloring in the words around the edge. No goal, no pressure, just time spent playing around and not worrying about the outcome. I think that is what I needed this week, just some time to do and be and get something done.

With all that goes on in our busy lives, time spent doing something you enjoy without any guilt or pressure to “do it right” makes a difference. None of us are perfect and being able to play around, relax and enjoy time contributes a great deal to our overall well being. No schedule, no deadlines, no expectations and most of all no one telling you what to do or how to do it…just you.

Make time for some of your own time. Do something because you want to not because you have to. Then reflect and notice the difference in your well being. All work and no play makes us very dull people!

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