As children we grabbed every chance to be silly, to giggle, and to laugh. Children laugh on average 400 times a day when we become adults, we laugh about 15 times per day. What a difference! When we are young, we have an instinctive ability to understand the importance of humor and fun. As we age work takes over and our ability to play diminishes. If you think back on childhood memories, most of them willl reflect times of silliness with friends and family. We can begin to nourish our vitality and creativity if we give ourselves permission to lighten up and be silly.
Silliness leads to laughter, which is one of the best medicines and cures for what gets us sidetracked in life. We believe it no longer serves a purpose. We forget the beauty of imagination and how it shapes our lives. Silliness, imagination, and laughter are behaviors that are vital to our enjoyment of life. Existence itself should be fun. Doodling, singing, and dancing around the house are just as entertaining for us now as they were when we were children. To make them part of our life we must be ready to give up a bit our dignity and a lot of our fear of being judged by others.
So much of life is serious. Because it is, those moments of thorough enjoyment and merriment need to be regarded as a priority. Through imagination you can become anything you wish. How many of us have used a hairbrush as a microphone and bogged down as a singer in the comfort of our own home? This kind of lighthearted fun let’s us see that S adults, we still enjoy those moments. So, today’s advice is to simply lighten up, use your imagination, laugh and enjoy life.
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