WHIMSY - extravagant, fanciful, or excessively playful expression; an odd or fanciful notion
Whimsy week is upon us! Woo Hoo!! I LOVE this Bliss Virtue. What is most interesting about this virtue is that whimsy is such a personal thing. One person's whimsy is another persons tacky. Case in point the Chainsaw Bears I found all over the place in Lake Tahoe this weekend. I thought they were pretty cute, climbing into hotel windows, welcoming us into shops and generally greeting us on the side of the road but it turns out they were not always welcome. At one point a few years ago the local chamber of commerce asked people to remove the bears from sidewalks because they were “detracting from the ambiance.” Now the bears are the area's mascot. Whimsy over prudence, hip hip hooray!
This week's "Bliss Initiatives" are color coded in purple for quick identification. They are specific things that you too can try, if you want to play along with me. However, because as Earl Nightingale says, "you become what you think about," even if you only follow along, and never take on any of the bliss initiatives, I expect some positive results.
I will be exploring and encouraging WHIMSY this way:
Where do you find whimsy?
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