When is the last time I coloured with crayons, or played with dolls, or blew soap bubbles? Such things may seem childish to me now that Im an adult, but is being "childish" a bad thing?
If I look at children, I can see that play is an important part of their well-being. Activities where I have fun add to my well-being in the same kinds of ways. If it is healthy for children to play being "grownup", maybe its just as healthy for me to play in ways that children enjoy.
When I look at how children play, one of the things I may notice is that they can have a lot of fun with very little. A night of dining and dinner may be expensive, but a box of crayons and a colouring book isnt. Am I depriving myself of enjoyment and happiness in my life out of a fear of being "childish"? Is it really a "mature" decision not to do things that can enhance my well-being so easily?
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes--the big ones come too infrequently. If you don't have all of those zillions of tiny successes, the big ones don't mean anything. - Norman Lear
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