Responsible People Need to have a Good Laugh

Responsible People Need Laughter

Responsible People Need Laughter

Laughter.  Being able to have a good laugh and feel that feeling that only laughter brings is something that I know I need regularly.

The challenge, however, is often my responsibilities get in the way.

I remember as a child that laughter was so much a part of who I was, but I am not a child any more but a grown-up, responsible woman.

I am responsible for other people’s livelihoods in the workplace,

I am responsible as a parent of young men (who I still keep an eye out for!) and a guide and mentor for a teenager daughter.

I am a responsible helper for my man.

I am a responsible, practical-kind-of-helpy person for my friends and family – I am often called the peacemaker – although it doesn’t always pull-off!

But you know what I have learnt and need to continue to remind myself – because I have much responsibility, and because likely you have much responsibility too…  it is hugely important that we have a side to us that can let go of some of that responsibility and give permission for laughter, silliness and the giggle to rise to the surface.

Laughter is so good for the soul, good like a medicine, especially for those who have much responsibility.

No regrets.


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".