Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project, has this mantra as her top personal commandment in a list of 12. Sounds easy enough. But then a tendency to compare myself to others creeps in. I wonder why I'm not-like-that. If only I _______, then I'd be able to _______. I think Gretchen's right. I am much more happy when I BE MYSELF. Incidentally, her May chapter is called Be Serious about Play. Aww, it all fits.
I coined the word "playcrane" for this blog, my twitter, and flickr pages. It seems to fit. Of course, Crane is my last name through marriage. The Crane is also a symbol of longevity particulary in Asian cultures due to its long life span. It is also associated with longevity, health, happiness, wisdom and good luck--all good things. The white crane or origami crane is a symbol of peace. You can read more about this in an earlier post. I am all about peace in its many forms.