Daily Archives: October 12, 2009

The Capacity for Joy

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty

of  being happy.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

I saw this video a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. Not for the exercise benefits of taking the stairs, which I get and support of course, but for the human capacity for joy.

I love the playful spirit, fun, and joy the people have — that all people have. Sometimes, it just gets buried. The tasks of day-to-day living, the chores and responsibilities of life can get in the way, but it is always right there, under the surface.

To me, experiencing  joy and fun IS one of life’s great responsibilities. It is not only your right, but your duty to love this life you have been given. Don’t wait for someone to put a piano keyboard on the stairs in front of you. Make your own fun and joy every day. Play as if your life depends on it, because when push comes to shove, it does.

See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru

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