Less Words. More Laughter
Today is one of those days where I have few words. My brain feels challenged and I am tired of hearing my own voice. My work day is full of words and in recent weeks it has been full to overflowing with hard words, challenging words, caring words, angry words. So many words.
I need something to shift. I want things to be less hard. I want more space to breathe and I want to not have to fix the next problem. There is always a next problem. That is the simple reality of the field I am in and most days that is OK, in fact most days that actually feeds me.
Walking out of work to my car last night I may have hit on something. I was remembering a conversation I was having on the phone that my office-mates overheard. I couldn’t stop laughing as I remembered the stunned looks on their faces in response to what they heard me say. They knew I was talking to someone who has been in a desperate state for the last few weeks and they heard me say very casually “well first you need to die”. Trust me, it was an appropriate response to the question I was asked but I do understand it could sound bad out of context. I’m laughing again now just thinking it about it again.
Anyway, it is occurring to me that I just may need to take myself less seriously all the time. And I definitely need to laugh more.
So that’s it. Today’s aha! Less words. More laughter.
This post was written by Elizabeth Wilson