Can you believe we have reached mid year?
The pandemic here in the USA remains, along with other turbulence of politics, global warming (more storms!) and racial divide. We are being tested in many ways.
Most of us have cabin fever, have put summer travel plans on hold, are trying to figure out our next steps. Plato said: “ Necessity is the Mother of Invention” and so we are reinventing ourselves and finding ways to restore a healthy balance to our lives.
Once again, and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I am so grateful that I have my Laughter Yoga skills. Even during times of loss, sadness and struggle, I laugh. It is not a derisive and facetious laugh. Instead, it is a gentle and loving laugh, allowing me to release the tightness in my body and soften it with laughter. It is a needy laugh because I missed my loved ones and long to laugh with them. I have been missing family milestones, a funeral and missing social contact with friends and laughter with groups and clients. For those of us who have some tech skills, luckily we can connect with others online and by phone.
As my heart breaks hearing about more brutality and our racial inequality, I am thankful that I belong to an organization where we value everyone, even if we may not always see eye to eye on certain matters. Our Laughter Yoga Code of Conduct clearly states what we stand for. Laughter Yoga Code of Conduct
We are all about empowerment in Laughter Yoga and will not tolerate injustice.
I also practice daily appreciation laughter because I have so much to be thankful for. For example, the blooming orchid my husband gave me for Valentine’s Day (pictured above) is still in full splendor! Our hole in our roof and other damage from the recent storm will soon be repaired, YAY! I am grateful it wasn’t worse. I am pain free at the moment. So many things to be thankful for!
May you be safe, resilient and joyful during these stressful times. Look to the light, connect with nature, take care of yourself with a good diet and exercise and if you want to laugh, you know where to find me.
Yours in laughter,