Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Importance of Fun

Volkswagen has an initiative called The Fun Theory. It's dedicated to the idea that having a little fun is the easiest way to change people's behavior for the better.  Innovative thinkers shared their best ideas to help prove this theory. The world's deepest trash bin and a soda machine functioning like a slot machine for recycling old cans have been produced based on this theory. 

If you think about your day, where does the fun factor fit it in? Chances are, it is often pretty low on the list. Maybe it is time to re-think this idea. In schools, we try to incorporate fun realizing that if our students are having a good time, they will be more motivated and committed to their work. They are often more willing to keep working, even if the task is difficult. 

As we grow older, we often abandon the idea of fun, thinking it is a kid concept. We just don’t have time for these kid games, or do we?  Volkswagen recognized that we don’t outgrow the need to cut loose, relax, and have a little downtime. By taking a step back and having a little silly fun, we can find ourselves in a much more positive place. 

The fabulous ladies in my critique group having some fun! 

As I close out this year, I am focusing on having fun! I am spending quality time with the people I love. I am making time for the events I may have previously pushed aside. I am recognizing the small wonders and seeking out opportunities to create new ones. I am having fun and hope you will too!


  1. It was FUN getting together, wasn't it - and without being critiqued! I just found your blog and will add it to my list! Reading previous posts to catch up.

  2. It was a great night with the ladies! Thanks Marcia!

  3. Hey, I'd forgotten any pictures were taken! I haven't seen any posted anywhere else. That was a fun night!

  4. I enjoyed catching up with everyone outside of our usual meetings! Merry Christmas to all of you!