August 12

Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS

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“When you start recognizing that you’re having fun, life can be delightful.” Jane Birkin

Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS - A Series of Fun Days!
Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS – A Series of Fun Days!
 Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS - A Series of Fun Days!
Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS – A Series of Fun Days!

I love this week’s photo challenge on FUN! We all need to make time to kick back, chill out and enjoy the delightful events that swirl around us. As I thought about the exercise, I decided to pull together a collage of fun days or fun moments that have put a smile on my face. Each clip in the collage is a stored memory of a pleasant outing, sighting, or event that I still cherish.
Take for instance, the poster above that showcases 4 plays that were going on in Paris. They include a hilarious play: Couscous aux Lardons which when the poster is translated, tells us about the play which in English is called  – Couscous with Bacon – starring Farid Omri at the Montorgueil Theatre, Paris and also in Lyon (69) in August 2016.  It is about: A wedding, two cultures, two beautiful mothers … This show is their story: Rachid likes Marie – Sophie Marie – Sophie likes Rachid! Life together is already complicated, but when it comes to a mixed couple that becomes crazy. A confrontation of cultures approached without bias, but, however for our greatest pleasure, with derision. That is what I call a fun memory and outing.


“You can be childlike without being childish. A child always wants to have fun. Ask yourself, ‘Am I having fun?’ ” Christopher Meloni

Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS - A Series of Fun Days!
Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS – A Series of Fun Days!
Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS - A Series of Fun Days!
Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS – A Series of Fun Days!

Next, look at the Lollipop Ladies and their candy colored outfits. they were spreading their charm and joy at Blogger Bash last year and I couldn’t help but be drawn to their fun, bubbly nature and vibrant costumes. The Naked Cowboy is a Times Square, NY fixture and this shot was taken from a tour bus, as we were given a hilarious ride to enjoy the characters, sights, and sounds of this great city.
The two actors gaming it up with funny faces were entertaining everyone gathered at Columbus Circle for a free frozen banana dessert treat courtesy of Bluths and I laughed so hard that day. The message in a circle next to Snoopy invites you to join him for a Happy dance and I must admit, I did and loved every minute of it… It speaks to what Meloni meant in his quotes above, when he said – be childlike not childish. We must let the little kid inside come out to play, and then we must spread some of that fun at least once a day! For the story behind the remaining photos, do come back for the rest…

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“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Dr. Seuss

Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS - A Series of Fun Days!
Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS – A Series of Fun Days!
Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS - A Series of Fun Days!
Weekly Photo Challenge: FUN DAYS – A Series of Fun Days!

How do you define FUN? It doesn’t matter how you choose to describe it as long as you are having your share of daily fun. Did you laugh today? Go make something fun and spread the joy. Come back soon for more.


This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: FUN What Fun! I love a serious or metaphorical theme as much as the next photographer… but this week, let’s just have some fun. This week’s theme is simple: share a photo of something fun! Let’s all shake our booties, literal or figurative.


Positive Motivation Tip: Enjoy each day as if your tank of fun never empties, and then spread same to others.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet




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  • One thing I love about this site is that it is so colorful and beautiful!, I get motivated mere seeing the beautiful colors

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    I love the exerxise image to am one who loves fitness and exercise, then the imahe on Smile, happy looks good on you.

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  • Fun and smiles go hand in hand for me. Seeing and experiencing new things is always fun for me!

  • Lovely reminder for the weekend, there are so many ways to have a good time.

  • it’s a very wide topic for this week, isn’t it? i think if i were to depict fun with photos, it should be something extremely colourful. probably a huge bunch of colourful balloons floating in the air?

  • I love your week’s photo challenge on fun and this amazing quote byJane Birkin! Having fun is vitally important in stress management and can help us to live a happier life!

  • How can the lollipop ladies not inspire happiness and positive energy looking so colorful! Loved this weekly photo challenge. You always find just the right moments.

  • These are some interesting photos. I enjoyed reading this as well, life is too short not to enjoy it

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  • What is fun? For me, fun is spending time with family. And I take a lot of photos of my kids having fun. The latest photos have been bubble pictures. Photos are a way of preserving those special memories. And when I look back at them, I feel grateful for those times.

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  • This is such a great post. I love it. SO much fun and all the beautiful pictures. I am grateful for another day, I am happy the sun is shining and I plan to make it a fun day and the best I can.

  • It’s obvious when you do something that you like you will have much more fun and creative.Though there are very few people in the world who got the opportunity to do what they like actually.

  • New York is really a fun city to visit. There is so much color happening on the streets there. I have seen the Naked Cowboy when I visited once, but I did not note that long blond hair he had in these photos. Had he always had long hair? Or can that be a new cowboy?

  • When you start recognizing that you’re having fun, life can be delightful
    -> spot on words!

  • These are fun pictures! To me different things are fun in different situations. I’m alsways ready to laugh.

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  • To me, fun is anything that make you smile and makes you feel good from the inside out. I love having fun!

  • I like your quote from Jane Birkin. Those are also some fun photos, particularly of the Naked Cowboy!

  • I like your quote from Jane Birkin. Those are also some fun photos, particularly the one of the Naked Cowboy!

  • A colourful and fun post! I have 4 young kids, my days are full of fun and laughter (and tears), and I enjoy every minute of it!

  • Being childlike versus childish is key. Approaching life and the world with a childlike curiosity makes it such a happier ride!

  • Nice featured photos here! I like how genuine each smile featured here. You’ll definitely feel the fun they experienced!

  • I love a bit of fun!… My favourite is when some is laughing so hard and you can help but laugh along, even though you have know idea what they are laughing at!

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  • If I was to define fun these images would literally describe it down to a T. A great challenge this week.

  • I define fun being able to feel carefree and that full belly laughter. I love all of these photos too, fun is something where you smile often and feel light hearted for sure in my opinion!

  • These photos are absolutely fantastic! Thanks for this post! Have a nice new week!

  • I really liked the pictures together to describe fun days. Love the lollipop ladies outfits. I am totally agree with how to describe fun? There is no particular definition to describe fun. It made me think what is fun for me? Thanks for joyful article.

  • Reminds me of the type of photos we get when we head into Seattle. Some crazy people and crazy sights

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  • Fun is the definition of freedom. It pays to relieve our mind from all sorts of drama we may be facing. The results will definitely be appreciated by the soul with peace, laughter and joyous smiles radiating through.

  • The naked cowboy picture cracked me up! Sometimes life does get too serious, thanks for the light hearted post 🙂

  • This is something that I’ve always done in my life. It’s important to take time out to have fun.

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  • Sounds like an interesting challenge (LOL). But it does sound like you had a lot of fun!

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  • We need this in our live. Just fun, and enjoy the joy people share through their fun action. The lollipops look brights.

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  • These photos are so fun! I’m a fan of snoopy so that’s my favorite 🙂 I should do something similar and take photo challenges.

  • I love the bright fun costumes of the Lollipop Ladies. Looking at candy always makes me smile.

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  • I try to have a little bit of fun in every day. Usually, I get my daily dose of fun while playing with my daughter. She cracks me up with her jokes and we like to have some tickling sessions too 😀

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  • I laugh every day. I believe that’s one of the keys to staying youthful. I find fun in a lot of everyday activities that I do.

  • I define fun when I’m not thinking 100 and one things at once. Usually when I’m just sitting down watching a movie or playing with the kids after unplugging from all electronics.

  • What a fun post. I think it is so important to consciously make the effort to be happy and have fun. Life is too short to waste on bitterness. Find the silver lining!

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