What did I learn from laughter yoga today?
1) That the importance of connection is becoming better appreciated.
2) that I wasn’t smiling enough while washing my dishes this morning
The surprising benefits of talking to strangers – this article in the BBC is a reminder of the power of the smile. The whole article is excellent, reminding us we are social beings, and in particualr it reminded me to encourage more smiling.
There is something joyful in a warm, genuine smile, and we usually appreciate receiving one. So why not give yours away as often as possible.
(These photos come from a #laughteryogawithjoe workshop: practicing smiling)
Another reminder in the BBC article is ‘…… most seem happy to talk if you reach out with good intentions.’ A smile can be an excellent way of reaching out with good intentions.
So my reminder/learning for the day: keep smiling.