Laughing Like a 5-Year-Old Brings Me Joy!
Is there anything better than laughing loud and hard? You know the kind where you’re laughing so hard you forget to breathe and your abs hurt and you’re clutching your middle and at the end you say, “Whew! That was a good one!”
I did that for about an hour and a half yesterday.
Best hour and a half I’ve had in a long time.
The reason for all that laughing?
Her name is Karen Vadino and she’s hilarious and seriously good at what she does. Her job is to go around the country encouraging groups to laugh just for the health of it. Her message: if we all laugh like 5-year-olds, we’d all be happier and healthier. And no, doing that little, “Haha, that’s funny” thing doesn’t count. You need to let it go; laugh til it all shakes. Laugh with your whole body.
As someone who comes from a family of whole-body laughers, I was all, “Amen, sister!” during Karen’s presentation. Nothing, and I mean nothing is better than laughing loud and hard. We Hawleys have been known to actually startle others with our boisterous laughs. No joke. One time my sister got called into her boss’ office because the girl who sat next to her complained that Christy laughed too loud. (That girl was a total fun-sucker. Christy’s laugh stayed. That girl is no longer with the company). My grandma used to laugh until she snorted. She was definitely someone who appreciated a good laugh.
Holy cow. I loved all that laughing yesterday. Karen’s presentation was, hands-down, the best part of the Joy Conference.
Thank you, Karen Vadino, for helping me release thousands of dolphins yesterday.
Here’s hoping your day is filled with belly laughs.