Don’t Want to Grow Up? GOOD!


I've been "in love" a couple of times in my life – but never, ever, EVER like the love I feel for my husband, John Scalzi, a/k/a the Weather Muffin.  And if I had to distill it down to ONE reason why (an almost impossible task), I would say it's because he has never lost his "little boyness."  Oh he's a definite grown-up.  He's incredibly responsible, can fix absolutely anything that breaks, keeps a watchful eye on the bank account (certainly not MY strong suit) and has powers of reason and logic far greater than mine.  But oh how he loves to laugh and play and be silly.  In fact, that was what attracted me to him in the first place.  And he quickly became – and remains – my greatest playmate ever.

And yes, it is his predisposition to laugh and play a lot – his dad was much the same way, but I believe he is happy and playful most of the time because that's the choice he makes.  A choice, by the way, that he makes consciously and frequently – even when it would be most justifiable to do otherwise.  

Is there some benefit to being a playful, fun person? Well, for one thing – we like them.  And you know all the statistics about the "LIKE" factor, right?  We do business with people we like, we say "yes" to people we like, we actually buy more from salespeople we like.  We want to marry them and have their babies!  We LOVE happy, fun, playful people!!!

Here's the bottom line.  Don't grow up. Just don't do it.  Get a real job, pay your bills, be responsible and dependable and all those good things – but keep your "Little Kidness" ready to come out and play often – and unabashedly.

Oh, and the picture is of John as a kid doing his magic act.  He LOVED performing magic then….and he still does it today.  He turns grumpy people into happy ones in a flash of his smile.

Gotta run now.  I want to go practice making funny faces in the mirror.

From your quite silly motivational speaker, Linda Larsen





Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen, CSP has been described by meeting planners and audiences as "hysterically funny," and "riveting." Known for her ability to connect on an authentic and emotional level with audiences, her spontaneous sense of humor, and her engaging and powerful stories, Linda is passionate about sharing ideas to help people live their finest, best, and most productive lives. Her riveting and true story of being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict, and the strategies she used to escape, will give people the tools THEY need to rise above any of life's toughest challenges, to communicate more effectively with THEIR difficult person, and to find creative solutions to THEIR problems. To book motivational speaker, Linda Larsen: 941-927-4700

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  1. Linda, I love that you are so in love. Oozes out of you whether it's a blog, FB post, conversation or presentation. I also love that you love to have fun and play which is why I like you! (And obviously so do many, many others as evidenced by your motivational speaking success!) Perhaps one day we'll get our men together as I'm also blessed to be with a creative, fun, silly man who rocks my world. When my girls ask what is the most important character in a man, I always say, "The ability to make you laugh." I woke up Xmas morning to his singing a modified, silly version of a Xmas carol written just for me. Being with him and all of you who contribute to this blog keep me playful. So mucho thanks!! Can't wait to play together soon.

  2. I'm all for that – stay young, act young, stay playful all the while being responsible.  Love it love it love it!  Thanks for sharing your love about your weather muffin!

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