Happy Mother’s Day, care for a pillow fight?

Today’s the day we celebrate our mothers and we celebrate ourselves as mothers as well. This is one of my favorite days of the year because it’s time I get to spend with my family doing what I want to do. With my mom out of town it’s all about me today so I decided to mix things up and have a little fun.

Having fun and being playful is something that we tend to let go of, as we get older. There’s that fear inside of us of looking silly or just simply forgetting how to be creative and have fun and how much fun that can be! I’ve been spending this year bringing back my little five-year-old inside who used to play so naturally doing whatever it was that she felt like in the moment. Do you remember that carefree feeling, not worrying about being judged and not worrying or even aware of what others might think…that feeling of sheer joy in doing what you want in the moment just because you can?

I started out this morning having a pillow fight with my kids (picture of me hitting one while she put it on her Snapchat story, the other unphased and the last one still at school) and the rest of the day, who knows maybe a little Hide and Go Seek or making a fort in the living room.

Recently, I received a Certificate Of The Right To Play from my inner child giving me permission to start playing again. My encouragement to you today is to give yourself the right to play; walk in the rain, jump in mud puddles, smell flowers, blow bubbles, act silly, dance around the kitchen, laugh and cry for the health of it, ride bicycles, have pillow fights, frequent the park or go to the zoo, make homemade Play dough, visit a playground and swing, take your favorite four legged friend on a picnic or whatever your little one inside loves to do!

Today is especially yours to enjoy however you see fit. I encourage you to add some play or creativity to each and every day. It feels so good and reminds not only me but my teens as well that life doesn’t have to be so serious.

I would love to hear from you. Let me know how you plan to bring in some “play” into your day. If this message resonates with you, feel free to like or share this post.

Enjoy your day; I’m sending all of you mother’s so much love and gratitude for all you do to make this world a better place.