Nonsense is nonsense – it does not need to make sense.
Like when goofy amped up kids run around like crazy-things buzzed on peanut butter sandwiches or Halloween candies, what appears nonsensical is simply letting themselves go.
When is the last time you let yourself go – doing whatever momentarily whimsical idea overcame you – saying, doing? Or singing your lungs out?
The answer far too often for too many of us – “not since I was a child”.
I submit we are too, too wary of appearances to let ourselves be childlike, impulsive or let our minds wander aloud. Because that means taking risk, taking chances. A bit socially scary but these are barriers worth breaking. And often. Belly laughs and tears might erupt.
Because, taking chances changes lives – and be careful, the life you change might just be your own.
Not just lives of those we reach out to, those we help or those who benefit from the work we do or the help we give. Taking chances changes our own life most of all.
Step off the curb – cross the street.
Step off the cliff, be careful.
Step off the metaphorical cliff, and just fly.
Nonsense makes sense for all of us, anytime we need a giggle or a lift. Most of us don’t crave the giggle (though we should) almost everyone needs the lift. We can’t always wait around for someone else to give it to us – so we need to be ‘self-lifting’. And it is so easy. Start by laughing. At anything whether it is absurd or not – let it flow and watch your embers glow. It’s easy, it’s child’s play.
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