If you love what you do, life is fun every day. There are days however that are extra fun, days to look forward to, days to embrace and cherish, and today is one such day for me. This morning I am heading to the Montpelier Hunt Races with a group of twenty friends, including my dear friend Melissa, whom I only get to see once or twice a year.
Melissa rocks because she loves and celebrates the simple pleasures in life. She is the friend that brings the best out of everyone she meets, and she revives childlike joy in me that I sometimes forget that I have. Melissa and I have bicycled through Belgium together, roller-bladded and skinny-dipped in France, para-glided off of a peak in the Swiss Alps, surfed in Spain and done the merengue in the Dominican Republic, but some of the most fun that I have ever had with Melissa was during the countless hours spent underwater at swim practice together, making faces at one another off of a flip-turn mid-workout, or playing in the water after practice. You see, fun and pleasure can exist in every aspect of our lives, from the exotic to the mundane.
Have more fun in your life. Don’t wait for fun to happen to you, make your own fun. Savor the simple pleasures and find fun in the places you wouldn’t expect to find it. Create your own fun, Melissa Marquez style.