Let go, Laugh & Have Fun this Christmas

20121222-114948.jpgChristmas is celebrated because of the birth of a child, and still today the Christmas and holiday time holds a child-like excitement and amazement that is connected through all its festivities; the decorations, lights, opening of presents and Father Christmas all lend to its spirit.

But Christmas is not just for children.

Christmas is for grown-up people too!

So let’s, as grown-ups, ‘let go’ and allow ourselves to have fun and be fun this Christmas.

A proverb says, “A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day.”

As adults we have enough responsibility in our lives with mortgages, work and people – so let’s stop being so proper and sensible all the time, let the hair down (so to speak), and allow some wonder, excitement and laughter to enter your days this Christmas and holiday season.

I was bike riding this morning, and coming the opposite way was a professional rider who had antlers coming out of his helmet – he made me smile. That’s what I mean – let go. Perhaps do something silly – not irresponsible, just impractical, frivolous and trivial to keep a light air and spirit about you – otherwise we end up taking ourselves way too seriously.

If you are finding it hard to laugh because you are facing some big issues, then find someone or a group of people, who can help you smile and laugh. Being able to have a bit of a laugh, at yourself or the situation, just may help to bring some needed perspective.

So, grown-ups – remember Christmas is not just for children.

Let go, laugh and have some fun.

About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".