I have laughed a lot over the past few days. Sitting around my parent’s dining room table on Christmas in the evening, my family decided to play a game. Right at the end, really in the final play, we were all in stitches. Doubled over. Gut cramping, crying laughter. It felt so good. It was silly. It was ridiculous. We are all professionals. We are all mature adults. But my family sees and understands the value in fun.
Plain and simple, good ole’ fashioned fun.
We can relax with each other to a level where we feel complete ease. We feel safe. And in those times, we can tease and taunt and charade all in the hopes of a smile or laugh.
I have a few close friends with whom I feel the same way. Some of these friends I have known for 40 years. With others, our paths have just crossed in the past few years. I can share and expose secrets and feel safe. Always ends with laughter.
How comforting for me to know I have all these people who keep me happy?! Change is coming in 2016. Thank you to my family and friends who keep me smiling. I will do my best to keep the laughter coming your way too.
© Nina Waddington 2015