Here's a little graphic that represents the essence of a PlayFull person. I find it encouraging because the distance between "can't" to "want" is minimal but that change in mindset makes all the difference in the world. It is the difference between play and unplay. (Yes, we can make up words!)
I also like to think of a playful God walking these steps with me. The Bible reminds us that God, in Jesus, came down to us so we could rise with him. I find this a truly wonderful thought! "Possibility thinking" to the Christian is not just "wishful"--it is truly "hopeful" because Jesus promised that he will always be with us wherever we are in the journey of life.
As you think about a challenge that faces you today or this week, where are you on this stair-case? And: do you find it easy or hard to imagine another Person on that staircase with you? I invite you to play with that thought this week.
*Note: I did not create the above graphic but I'm not sure where it came from, so that is why there is no credit given here. If you know who created this, would you please let me know so I can be sure to give proper attribution to it? Thanks! -Troy