Posted by: faultlessfinish | March 11, 2013

Giggle Monster

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” – Victor Hugo

Maybe it was the sunshine, the feeling that spring was in the air, or the people around me this past weekend that brought the giddiness on, but as I write this, my cheeks hurt from laughing, and I want to pass the feeling on.

Sometimes when life takes over and things become “serious,” I forget how much I love to laugh. And when I say laugh, I mean those belly laughs that just take over and bring you into a moment, no matter how brief, of intense joy.

The great thing about laughter is that even on a bad day, you can trick yourself into it. I once attended a yoga class that ended with a session of laughing yoga. We all lay down with our heads in a circle and were told to just start laughing. I felt ridiculous at first – fake laughing? How awkward. But after a few moments, I found myself genuinely cracking up. Soon, the entire class was in hysterics, seemingly over nothing. The positive energy was tangible, and I left all smiles.

When’s the last time you got in touch with your silly self? Find a way to share a giggle or two this week. Your overworked mind will thank you.

“Joy Unmasked”

Brown eyes closed, nose crinkled,

A single tear

Joyful

Slips

Down a rosy cheek.

It is unnoticed in the commotion.

Abs contract, beg for release,

the pleas are ignored.

Uninhibited, free

for the sharing.

Unbridled.

A moment of honesty, truth

in a bitter world.”

 

Song of the week: “Sprawl II” – Hey Ocean! (Arcade Fire cover)

Namaste :)

Rachel

Thaw

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Responses

  1. Plenty good vibes mon! : )

  2. :) Thanks Gwen

  3. Nice Poem. :)
    And as usual Nice title for the post as well! :D

  4. Sending a smile your way, Chetan! :)

  5. I heard of the joint laughter thing and it is contagious, and so healthy. Laughter is a lovely life giving experience and we should indulge in more of it. I’m glad you enjoyed it


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