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.