Fly a Kite
Did you ever rush out to the nearest hill as a child, kite clutched firmly in hand? Do you remember the thrill of seeing it take to the air for the first time, of feeling the pull of the wind, of feeling connected to the sky, itself?
It’s time to recapture that.
Head over to your nearest department store and buy the first kite that captures your imagination. Don’t overthink it. Just get it.
Now, head to a nearby park. Make sure it’s at least a little windy—most kites work best in winds between 5 and 25 mph.
Take your kite to an open area, clear of any trees, power lines, or anything else that might snag your kite’s string.
Now for the fun part! Stand with your back to the wind, hold the kite up by the bottom, and let go. When the wind takes it, pull on your line to make the kite go straight up. Keep letting out line until your kite goes high enough that more powerful winds are able to hold it aloft.
Now, enjoy! You’re connected not only to the big open sky, but to your youth, as well. Allow your worries to slip away as you give yourself permission to wonder at what you're doing.
That's it. You're a kid again.