April’s 30-Day Challenge – Playing the Fool

This post is inspired by a friend whose sister is battling breast cancer. My friend said – “Life is short. What would happen if I looked around me and said, ‘Life is good enough. I am happy being alive. I am good enough?'”

April 2014: 30 Day Challenge

Raven

Raven

It is windy here in Flagstaff. The wind can be frustrating at times – there is nothing like riding a bicycle with the wind pushing so hard against you that you can barely move forward! (But then, oh, when the wind is at your back . . . ) There is also nothing like watching the ravens playing in the wind, calling to one another and effortlessly doing acrobatics in the air. It’s Spring! Just watch . . .

What if for the next thirty days – you consciously decide to accept you are exactly where you are supposed to be? While the season gets into full swing with its unpredictable weather, and changing colors, and life springing seemingly from nothing, we can take this time to observe the world around us. No trying to improve anything, just noticing where you are.

Turbulent seasons remind us that change is inevitable, whether we strive for it or not. Life is short. As plants and animals come alive in the world (conversely, if you are in the Southern hemisphere, as the natural world prepares for rest) – why not celebrate life?

You are alive, and that is good. You are enough. Enjoy your life. Let the world be your playground this month.  Imagine you are on the Hero’s journey, open yourself up to beginners mind and being the Fool, trusting that life take you where it will.

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This post is inspired by a friend whose sister is healing from breast cancer. My friend said – “Life is short. What would happen if I looked around me and said, ‘Life is good enough. I am happy being alive. I am good enough.'”

  1. The winter has been so difficult, your post is very inspiring.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      It has been a difficult winter for so many people, myself included. I’m glad this post was helpful.

      Take care ~ Holly

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  2. Here from the A to Z: Great post, very relaxing idea to just sit and think about the now.

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  3. I love this Holly! Thanks so much. Can I put this in my newsletter? 🙂 xoxo

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    1. Hi Geordie!

      I would be honored if you included it in your newsletter. Thank you! xoxo

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    1. You, too, Wooden. Miss you!

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  4. […] air here in the mountains. And with it, new thoughts, new feelings, new hopes. Playing the Fool (see April’s challenge) has been difficult, but somewhere in this last month, there’s been a shift. I’m not […]

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