I am not sure if it is just me or every other woman out there that appreciates humour and laughter in their life.
I was talking to one of my clients about this the other day. I had noticed something different about her.
Her face was not as tight, and the muscles around her eyes were relaxed. Her eyes were brighter. And then she laughed out loud.
I hadn’t seen much of this side of her before, so I pointed it out. She noted she was happier. This made me happier.
We started talking about what an attractive quality it is in another person to have the ability to make someone laugh. I think it is an undervalued attribute of someone’s character. If you are a mother, think of what it feels, looks, and feels like to see your child laughing.
It is AMAZING.
You cannot help smiling because nothing makes you happier than knowing your child is happy.
When it comes to relationships, it is a powerful way of connecting.
Does your partner make you laugh? How often do you laugh during the day? Do you allow yourself to laugh?
Laugh at your children, laugh at yourself, or how oddly crummy your day seems to be unfolding?
I want you to take notice of how much laughter you allow yourself to take part in during the day. I think it is as important as taking your supplements or any lifestyle medication you practice (yoga, food, self-care, journaling). After you take notice, compare this to how much you laughed 20+ years ago. Did it change? Why did it change?
Did YOU change or did your view of the world change? I doubt that you changed because remember you are still the same person you were at birth. You inherently did not change. The essence of who you are did not change. You were worthy of happiness, love, and connection then – just as you are now. Did you change or did you get out of alignment with your true self? Did distraction take you away from yourself?
If you are seeking reasons and validation for why you changed, then you must notice how you blame others for your sadness. Remember, if you are not laughing, smiling, and seeing the beauty and joy in your life, then you are focusing on lack. If you feel there is a lack in your life, then the answer is simply to become more focused on what you have AND reunite yourself with who you always were.
You haven’t changed.
You are still there.
No one knows who that person is until you show up as that person.
This might mean you need to remind people what is okay, and what is NOT okay. What takes you away from your laughter is essentially where your limits were not expressed. Do not blame them. Rather, be YOU.
Speak, connect, and remind them of who you are, but most importantly who you always were.
Does this make sense to you? Let me know your thoughts here.