Rhonda’s Reflections: More years ago that I like to remember I trained at Cambridge University in Oxford, England. One would expect that the class was quite formal being it was offered on these hallowed and prestigious grounds. There I studied the milk of life… happiness, with a deeply congruent man, Robert Holden, founder of the Happiness Project. Surrounded by the energy of scholars and intellects, he had us lay on the ground in the courtyard in a zigzag fashion, each one of us with our head on the tummy of the body that preceded us. He then invited us to laugh, one by one. Before you knew it our heads bounced with the chuckles and howls of joy filled that the air like music and gained the attention of everyone within earshot. I remember it to this day as a reminder to dare to be happy, even amidst a formal and rigid world. It will remain a memory equally as valuable as any book learning. Laughter is life. happiness is contagious. Live it, laugh it, share it, and love it.
In Joy, Rhonda
There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter — loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling,
Laughter is the music of life.
~ Sir William Osler