World Laughter Day – May 5th!
In a world of six billion people, it is easy to believe that the only way to initiate profound transformation is to take extreme action. Each of us, however, carries within us the capacity to change the world in small ways for better or worse. Everything we do and think affects the people in our lives, and their reactions in turn affect others.
Your thoughts and actions are like stones dropped into still waters, causing ripples to spread and expand as they move outward. The impact you have on the world is greater than you could ever imagine, and the choices you make can have far-reaching consequences. You can use the ripple effect to make a positive difference and spread waves of happiness that will wash over the world.
One act of charity, one thoughtful deed, or even one positive thought like making other people laugh, can pass from individual to individual snowballing until it becomes a group movement or the ray of hope that saves someone’s life. Every transformation, just like every ripple, has a point of origin. You must believe in your ability to be that point of origin if you want to use the ripples you create to spread happiness and laughter. Consider the effect of your thoughts and actions and try to act graciously as much as possible.
A smile directed at a stranger, a compliment given to a friend, an attitude of laughter, or a thoughtful gesture can send ripples that spread among your loved ones and associates, out into your community, and finally throughout the world. You have the power to touch the lives of everyone you come into contact with and everyone those people come into contact with. The momentum of your influence will grow as your ripples moves onward and outward. One of those ripples could become a tidal wave of love and laughter.
Wishing you a very Happy and Joyous World Laughter Day.
Rolande Kirouac is Manitoba’s first and only Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. In the fall of 2013 she will be training Laughter Leaders and facilitating Laughter Workshops at the Reh-fit Center in Winnipeg.
Source: Madhuri Kataria Laughter Yoga International