Carousel of Life

As kids we all had fun on the carousel
but as adults we deprive ourselves
Forget to take the time out and do things
just for the cheer joy of it, we lost our fun

We compensate in unskilful ways
with consumerism and social media
Gone are the old days of fun and games
as we bury ourselves in the unnecessary

Roasting marsh mellows over a fire
Riding down hill at break neck speed
Spinning ourselves dizzy on the roundabout
Are these childhood joys still about?

Healthier to get off the carousel of life
Turn off all devices and find some fun
Good clean fun with friends and laughs
Board games or cards, enjoy the NOW!

daily prompt: Carousel
apologies to those I have unfollowed, gearing down my blog reading as I prepare for my big adventure in a few weeks … will read more when I return

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41 Comments

  1. Love the sentiment in this piece. The simple things in life often bring us the greatest pleasure. One of the teachers at my school has introduced some board games and cards into our staff room for lunch times. Best. Move. Ever!

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      1. Absolutely. My friends call me crazy when I go on weekend trips without a phone charger. It’s important to be comfortable in your own grounding so that you can exist without your crutch. Look forward to reading more from you!

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      1. Hahahahaha..i will include that in my bucket list..and oh by the way kate wanna share with you that i had my convinient store opened already and as you said people love to see me on thw cashier table ..hahaha

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              1. Yes you’re right and that’s exactly what’s happening now…lol….anyone care for an ice cream? Its so hot in here and the line in my ice cream corner is quite long..πŸ€Ήβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Ήβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Ήβ€β™€οΈ

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  2. A gorgeous reminder Kate. We forget to give ourselves permission to have pure fun through play, like we used to. Swings for me whenever I can…πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’

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  3. So true!
    I often wonder if kids are getting out much at all these days. Sad. Too many monitors and tech devices for them to get involved with.

    Like you said, they need to get out and have fun…they should play, climb trees, have a lemonade stand, plant a small garden, ride bikes, etc! πŸ™‚
    We should all go find a carousel and take a ride! πŸ™‚ I love to play! πŸ™‚
    Enjoy your travels! I will miss you around here!
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. a couple of weeks to go and I will be back πŸ™‚
      constant preoccupation with devices worries me … adults are addicted and kids don’t seem to know how to entertain themselves 😦

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