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“We don't stop laughing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop laughing” ~ Michael Pritchard
Laughing to bring a sense of goodness and cheer to a small part of the world.
Wonderful friend Katie West in on a mission to make the world a happier place. Her website, The Levity Project, is all about ways to add some extra levity and laughter to your life. And one of her missions has been to do this through fifteen minute laughter events.
Back to August. And to the laughter event Katie was organizing for the month. What a great idea! Although, not something I wanted to tackle myself in Wisconsin, a long ways from Maine, and the place Katie and her army of laughter soldiers beckoned from.
So, I teamed up with Kim and Jason Kotecki, an amazing husband/wife duo from here in Wisconsin, whose website, Escape Adulthood, is about letting the inner kid within you out a bit more.
With Katie's expert assistance, we created a plan for bringing a laughter event to Madison, Wisconsin. What an amazing day!
Watch the video above, it speaks for itself. Laughter is contagious. Laughter is fun. Laughter is connecting. Laughter just feels good.
Laughter Is Soul Good
While I've known just how good it feels to laugh, organizing and participating in this event really brought a deeper awareness of just how good laughter can be for us.
"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul." ~ Yiddish Proverb
Laughter felt so connecting that day! Connecting within to a deeper part of me, and connecting outward with people I'd never even met before.
How can you make laughter a bigger part of your day? Is there anything special you notice when you laugh?
Edit: The umbrella hat? It's courtesy of Katie…all part of her raining a colorful rainbow into the world.