Laughter: happiness or fun expressed by laughing, something funny or enjoyable, a time of great fun and enjoyment causing laughter.

We all know the trappings of a successful career; the pressures of life, but surely one should take the time to fill our lives with positivity, laughter and fun?

Then when you get to a weekend, you fill our time up with fixing things around the house, visiting people we don’t even like, get drunk and wake with a terrible headache that has you laying prostrate in bed the next day, staring fixedly at a TV screen all weekend and you end up wondering whether the sun came up or not - SILLY isn’t it?

“You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stopped laughing.”Tim Harris

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. I suggest that you try to find some joy and pleasure in each day. The laugh-lines will begin to show on your face but at least you can tell everyone you enjoyed your life!

Take some time this weekend to:

Be with people that build you up, not break you down. Don’t associate with those who don’t benefit your well being. (In turn be a good friend, building others up too - what goes around comes around!)

Experience and share in the children whose lives you are moulding, to teach them good values and skills

Sharing ideas and philosophies of how to change things for the better

Taking a good look at your career - are you doing something you LIKE doing, if not could you make a change for the better (since you spend so much time at work, you should spend it doing something you like)

Watching a comedy! Laughter increases serotonin levels in the body, and serotonin has a natural calming effect.

Go for a walk down your road, and look at the trees and the sky. When was the last time you did window-shopping?

Writing down all the things you LIKE and ENJOY about your life right now - NO DON’T INCLUDE THE BAD STUFF!!!

Doing something that you thought you were too old to do - like run in the rain / climb a telephone pole / dye your hair green - whatever!

Writing down all the things that you got into trouble for at school or at home when you were young - there will be many memories that will have you giggling in no time. As always I welcome your comments.