"Laughter is an instant vacation." ~ Milton Berle
It just feels so good!
And I'm headed out to put that laughing urge to good use.
Have you ever noticed how laughing can become contagious?
Or how laughing can just put a little extra bounce in your step?
I'm joining forces with the very talented and creative Kim and Jason Kotecki, from Escape Adulthood, to "laugh for social change". Kim and Jason are a husband/wife duo from here in Wisconsin, whose purpose behind what they do is to make our adult days more childlike. Doesn't that sound like a winning concept!
And together we're going to laugh. A laugh flash!
If laughing is contagious, feels good, and makes others feel more comfortable to laugh themsevles – wouldn't it be a great thing to take this out into the world to get it spreading? Kind of like a virus, only way, way better!
That's exactly what we're doing! And you're invited to join us!
Date: Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
Time: 10:45 AM Central Time (meet), 11:00 – 11:15 AM laugh
Location: Meet outside of the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum in downtown Madison, Wisconsin (corner of State St. and Miflin)
Who: Anyone and everyone welcome!
We'll meet, most of us strangers – and then we'll find ourselves a spot amongst all the happenings at the popular Farmer's Market at the Capitol Square. And…we'll just laugh. Laugh to bring some extra joy into this public place. We'll do this for 15 minutes, and then we're done.
Just think of the feeling you'll be leaving others with. Others with us, gathered to laugh – filled with joy from laughing together. Others who pass by us – some who may think we're a little bit "out there", and most who will smile, maybe join in, and overall just feel a lightened sense of being!
Personal note: Being considered "out there" is a pretty cool thing!
How Did This Get Started?
The very awesome and super fantastic Katie West, from The Levity Project, is the whiz-bang smarty pants behind this idea of getting a group of people together to laugh in a public place. The goal of this is to bring about social change in the world, by locally going into public places and laughing out loud. And being okay with doing that. And to remind us all that life is fun. And when we really feel like laughing, it's okay to do that. In fact, it's down right good for us!
And cool beans! Katie will be doing this same thing with a group of people in Portland, Maine – at the same time (12:00 noon Eastern Time). So, if you're anywhere near there, contact Katie and join her!
Maybe you're someplace else in this world we live in. That's okay. Feel free to join us in spirit…wherever the moment happens to place you at! Laughter around the world…
"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." ~ Victor Borge
Laugh with me now!
Ha Ha He He Ho Ho Ha Ha Hardee Har Har!!
Doesn't that feel good!
Brandi Reynolds, joy rebel magnifico, just so happens to have a "mission" this week of finding and experiencing laughter in our world. How's that for synchronicity!
If you're not familiar with what Brandi is doing, check it out – right here explains the concept behind these missions she's creating. It's free, fun, and done when YOU want to!
What makes you laugh?
Are there times when laughter has lifted you up from a low place?
Any crazy ideas on creating laughter?