Tuesday, February 19, 2008

#6 Fun Times

Fun motivates. There is something amazingly powerful in experiencing something that is truly pleasurable. Often I wonder why I prioritize, participate, and tackle the myriad of daily tasks. In the mundane are the sprinkles of delights that bring pleasure. For me, the thrill of cooking is found in the fun of creating and making a mess.

As a young girl, I would often stand on a chair in order to reach the countertop so that I could mix, get my fingers sticky, or cut out cookies. From an early age I learned to appreciate the value of fun connections. Similar to technology, there are moments when I turn on the device not only to learn, but for pure amusement. For instance, this week I paused to enjoy a slideshow from various pictures taken from the past 2 years. Digital photography captures moments that can be more easily shared with others. There are endless examples of how my life is enriched and expanded by the diversion of technology.

In addition, this week I took the time to relax and simply enjoy technology instead of spending so much time trying to figure it out! I’ve read funny articles, viewed movies, downloaded more tunes, and actually smiled while viewing the numerous widgets. For the same reasons as cooking, I think many people are drawn to technology because it offers an engaging approach. I came across a humorous site in the Houston Chronicle at: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/outlook/5527292.html in which people are encouraged to write a novel in 6 words. I am still trying to pen my own and I am inspired by the idea. Technolology inspires fun!

So far…Love willingly sacrifices one’s own life.
Next...Life is short. Jump in puddles.

2 comments:

Rachael said...

Hello, Teresa,
They used to have a contest through "The Communicator" at IPFW, in which a student had to write a short story using exactly fifty words. I cannot imagine doing it in fifty words, but using only six? Wow. I never entered because I am too verbose, but I am sure it would have been a fun challenge for me.
I never really took a lot of pictures until I got a digital camera for the holiday last year, and now, I am one of those people. I get so excited when they come up on my computer as a slideshow. Yes, I agree that technology is fun!

Rachael

Mary Alice Ball said...

My mother taught kindergarten for years and her claim to fame was that she got a grant from the state government to get a kitchen put in her classroom so she could teach math skills through cooking. Don't know why this popped into my head now but...

Kay's kindergarten kids could cook. (oops - only five words.)