Friday, December 9, 2011


Can you think of a happy thought? Got a happy place? Just saying the word HAPPY makes me smile. When was the last time you laughed?  I mean really laughed...tears rolling down your cheeks, stomach clenched, falling to the floor gasping for breath.  Or when you get the giggles and it just doesn't matter what you do those happy thoughts take over and you can't stop giggling. Imagine if you had those bursts of laughter or giggling episodes at least once a day how great would that be? After all, 'they' say laughter is good for the soul and the best medicine. Who are 'they' anyway? 'They' are the people who have the answers to happiness. So they think. The testament of those answers are out there in books, CD's, songs, seminars and courses all helping us to find 'happiness.' Shame it isn't something that is innate. Wait a minute, it is innate. Babies show us everyday.  They laugh and smile without inhibition. Watch how their eyes light up and their laughter spills effortlessly, so contagious. Do they know something we don't or just forgot?

Peter Pan figured it out.

Reminds me of the movie Hook. A great story of Peter Pan all grown up and going back to Neverland to face his nemesis Captain Hook; so he thought; only to rediscover happy ... and life. The story is fun, insightful and it really makes a grown up think.

Laughter is not meant to be examined. Its just meant to be and it should be done over and over and over.  Happy should also be the same; sadly it is more complicated than that.  Too many influences and interferences telling us what is the ideal happy. So what do we do? I say think of that happy thought, go to that happy place and as Leo Tolstoy said, 'if you want to be happy, be.'

Don't think much more needs to be said, except...

Laughter is timeless...Imagination has no age...and dreams are forever.
Live today, await tomorrow, remember yesterday...everything happens for a is too short.
When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about. And that was the beginning of fairies.

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy." Dalai Lama

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