“And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls at play” ~Zechariah 8:5

In our last blog, we discussed Brene Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection. In this postH4H member and actress Christin Jezak shares her insights from her participation in our H4H ecourse.

During our course, Brene quoted Dr. Stuart Brown who said that play “brings back excitement and newness to our jobs…helps us deal with difficulties, provides a sense of expansiveness, promotes mastery of our craft, and is an essential part of the creative process” (100). This brought to mind how as a kid I would play in my backyard without a care in the world and with the knowledge that my parents would provide.

I realized that somehow I had forgotten my childhood mindset–especially in a year without industry work where I was constantly striving yet still feeling “stuck”. Was I
so concerned about working “to get the work” that I wasn’t making time for fun anymore? As a result of this e-course, I started to carve out time for play at least once a week.  Before I knew it, I had a new attitude and a freshness leaking into all my work. I trusted! God honored that trust and with this new spirit I actually booked my first CoStar role on Raising Hope! God knew what He was doing when
He created play, it wasn’t a waste.

Where in your life are your striving without results?

In what ways can you incorporate play into your life this week?

Devotional Contributor: Christin Jezak http://www.p2ptheatre.com/

 

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