What is one of your deepest desires? Like, if a genie said, “three wishes, dude,” what would you reply?
I’ve thought about this on occasion. (Did I just admit to pondering a genie and wishes and magical shit? Uh, now ya know… in the future, the aforementioned will explain a whole lot of cray.) ?
I’m not going to unpack all three, but here’s a strong contender for one of them there wishes: I want to smile more, born of a joy and laughter from the depths of my guts. Like, all-out-all-in unabashed, unapologetic happy. The genuine stuff.
There’s something to be said about laughing among friends, family, even just with yourself.
I think laughter is healing vibe.
Don’t misunderstand me here. It’s not that I don’t find so many things just hilarious. It’s more that I choose not to show it on the outside. I hold that vibe in. Why? Why would someone tuck all that good stuff deep inside?! Fear. I suppose it comes down to that. What if I laugh and this opens me up and then … then … then I get hurt? I can’t be hurt again. I just can’t go through that again.
Can you relate? Self-preservation at its finest. But holding ourselves IN to keep any pain from invading our space also keeps joy out of our space and robs the world of us. Of our precious, wild, fabulous juju.
What the world needs is more feelers, laughers, gigglers.. moist-eyed, wide-open-mouthed brave souls. Those willing to RISK discomfort for the sake of connection.
So, here I am. Smile n all. Show me YOUR courage.