“You are only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” Robin Williams
Good morning! Robin William’s humor and wisdom also extends to his quotes. He is right, we are each given a “little spark of madness,” that little part of the soul that isn’t scared to dream or fly or laugh or trust or dance or sing.
Unfortunately, we live in a world that is eager to extinguish the spark and can do so if we do not nourish it. I was talking to my best friend the other day and she was pointing out how many “don’t” messages we receive in our lifetime. She recounted how as children we are always told, “don’t run, don’t touch, don’t be mean, don’t talk back.” Then we get older and hear “don’t park here, don’t speed, don’t drink coffee (or do, then don’t, depending on the latest study), don’t eat processed foods, don’t eat sugar, don’t be late, don’t walk…”
In the wake of all of life’s “don’t messages,” we must be sure to feed that little spark of madness that still wants to “do, do, do.”
When was the last time you “let go” and had fun for the sake of having fun? When was the last time you let that little spark of madness burn brightly?
I regularly nourish my soul.