Sunday, June 10, 2012
LAUGHING OVER SPILLED MILK!
I have a friend who is in a new relationship, and he tells me that he and his newfound love laugh and laugh and laugh hysterically all the time. He reassures me they have their serious moments, but their relationship is characterized by laughter and having fun together. He is 68 and she 66. Isn’t that awesome?
In the past year, I presented a laughter workshop to a group of staff who work together at a treatment center. The photo is the way I dressed for that day! YES!
What did we do all day? We laughed. We laughed our asses off and by 2:30 in the afternoon, no one could stand up straight from being bent over and laughing so much. We danced, had a best joke contest, and participated in a zillion laughter games and laughter exercises, and we performed stupid and obvious magic tricks.
What are laughing exercises or a laughter workshop? Check out YOU TUBE for a first hand see. This link is just one exampple. Search for laughter workshops or laughter exercises to see lots of examples. If you are not laughing after looking at these samples, you gotta a big problem!!
I told the CEO of this organization that he was wasting his money if he was to give the subtle or not so message that he wanted his staff to attend this workshop and get it out of their system, so to speak, and then get back to the job the following day and get down to business. The workshop would only be beneficial if the CEO understood that he and the organization, as well as the clients served, needed the staff to bring the laughter and the light-heartedness back to the treatment center.
What each of us found that day, including myself as the presenter, and the CEO, is that laughter is a powerfully healing and a powerful leveling experience. We all laughed and quickly discovered that no one was any better or any smarter or any higher up the IQ chain than anyone else. The staff realized that they were each and all at the treatment center to do their best and it would serve them and the clients well to stop taking themselves so so seriously. Ah yes, Rule number six.
What we have just talked about applies equally to our relationship with our special person.
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HAVE A WONDER WONDER WONDER FULL OF WONDER SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012.
ON THIS SUNDAY, FORGET ABOUT DOING THE "RIGHT" THING, BUT BE RESPONSIBLE AND ACCOUNTABLE.