“Most women I meet have a hard time holding up their end of the conversation when fun is the topic. Let the discourse be on diaper rash or Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and we can hold our own. But fun for its own sake? The plain truth is that…once we begin embarking on solitary sojourns to get reacquainted with our authentic selves, we usually discover that something is missing. It’s called zest. Exuberance. Joie de vivre, as the French would say, or ‘the love of life.’ The great delight that comes when the pieces of our particular puzzle finally fit. The heartfelt happiness we derive when something brings us keen pleasure. Something uniquely our own. They used to call this magical something a hobby. But what to do? The writer Brenda Ueland tells us that our imaginations need ‘moodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling, and puttering’ to flourish. Today, give in to your need for ‘moodling.’ Once you commit to brining more of a sense of play into your daily round with authentic personal pursuits, life will begin to take on a harmonious lilt.” – ~Sarah Breathnach
How do you moodle? Do you like to daydream, arrange flowers, embroider? Have you ever played with Lego blocks when no one was looking? Or found yourself combing doll hair when you should have been ironing? Maybe you like to drive sans kids and without a destination. Or cook exotic dishes that you know no one in your family will eat.
Everyone’s got a favorite moodle mode. Tell us about yours!