You know, I used to think I was too busy to put up Christmas lights.
I could carve out the time to decorate inside the house, because it was
a group activity. But any festive expressions pursued alone were out.
The past couple of years, I've felt free to engage in "frivolous" behaviors,
and I find that I'm able to also accomplish more of the meaningful stuff of life
along the way. It hasn't robbed me or the people I love of anything,
and I believe it has rather contributed to our experience of pleasure in life.
I suspect that this is a result of the fact that God created us to be fully human,
and good things happen when we embrace all the elements of our humanity.