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How Are You?

How are you? Busy.

I hear that a lot. I’ve found myself saying it. Not, “I’m great,” or “I feel lousy,” or “I’m fine.” Just—busy.

We rush from one thing to the next, trying to keep up. It’s not much fun sometimes.

Our kids notice.

A woman I know said her teenage son asked her what she did for fun. That was just hers. Not family vacations, not school sporting events where she cheered her kids on. What do you do for yourself, Mom?

Wow. She wasn’t really sure she knew what she did—or wanted to do—for the fun of it.

It really was a wake-up call for me as well. For some time, I thought I was having fun “relaxing” in front of the TV. That’s not really recharging. That’s zoning out.

What do I do for fun?

It’s a question we all need to ask ourselves—and be honest answering.

While I thoroughly enjoy playing board games with my son, or sitting and talking with my husband, I’ve come to realize that I need time alone to think, write, create, daydream. For me, that’s fun.

Think about it. What do you do for fun?

And really, how are you?

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