The other day it was bitter cold outside. So cold, in fact, that my kids wanted to stay inside. (This never happens.) It was a weekend so I was home with them. Now I get cabin fever if I'm stuck in the house for a few hours, but my kiddos saw it as an opportunity. We built a giant pillow fort and played video games. We ate good food and laughed and made a complete mess of the house.
Kids are beautiful creatures. They laugh and play and pretend. Adults are beautiful creatures, too. They work and protect and keep order. But rarely do I meet adults who laugh and play and pretend, and that's sad. Growing up doesn't mean you become a statue. I am scared that in many ways I've become a statue.
The following four ways will absolutely keep you young, but I want to preface this practical advice with a spiritual truth. Youth and lightness of living only come from a hopeful soul. If you aren't secure in why you're here on earth and where you're going, you'll be a ball of angst and anxiety. If you don't have a method to deal with your depravity and the malevolence and suffering all around you, I believe you will lack sufficient reason to live youthfully.