Childhood comes only once in a lifetime. As I sat down to write my award-winning memoir, I was greatly surprised at what came to the forefront. Thanks to my parents, what was prominent in the well-spring of my recollections were the wonderful days of outdoor play and recreation we had as a family. Those beautiful experiences cleansed my spirit and washed over the early years of my life being an critically ill child with a uncertain future.
Unrestricted play is important to children and adults. Next time you and your family are feeling overscheduled, allow down time to dream and create, wander and roam.
This blog is brought to you by Sue Batton Leonard. Award-winning author of Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected.