I AM RADIATING JOY!

Earlier today I was listening to Jason Mraz and pondering and thinking about some days I have had where I RADIATE JOY! There have been days when I have been overwhelmed with happiness. I was thinking, how can I make today one of those days? and then MAGIC HAPPENED!

I handed in my final film project JUST IN TIME! It was so perfect! Then I went to study for my exam using my two hour break. Using the amazing power of crowd sourcing and some super smart and dedicated friends I was able to get my studying done just in time for the exam. The exam was for my animation class and I finished my test early and everything! I felt pretty good about the exam but I needed to take a minute and let go of the tension I had created during the test and refocus on gratitude. It totally worked because just then I got a text message telling me that JASON MRAZ IS PLAYING A FREE CONCERT IN WHISTLER THIS WEEKEND! I was so overcome with joy I literally began jumping up and down. I was filled with so much excitement and passion for life! And how ironic that I was just pondering this feeling and this transformational musician earlier! Magic!

I bumped into some friends, planned a project and then went outside to dance in the parking lot with my amazing friends Colette and Madhav. I felt so free and BEAMING! It was so nice to connect with people and just celebrate music and happiness!

Then I went back inside with Colette to show her THE HUMANIFESTO! A magic little video filled with people and ideas I love! It also happens to connect me and Jason Mraz in a funny way : P

It was nice to talk because my conversation reminded me of a few things…

1. The Power of MAYBE!

I was telling Colette about another day (without shoes) when I vividly remember being SO FILLED WITH JOY AND GRATITUDE THAT IT WAS RADIATING OUT OF ME. I was sitting on the bus, going to the theatre and the main reason I was excited was because there was a small chance the boy I really liked would be there. There was no guarantee, but the power of maybe was enough to elate me and make my day amazing. Maybe I will see Jason Mraz on Friday! Maybe I won’t! But maybe feels nice : D
2. My life is filled with beautiful things and people
I am so lucky to know so many amazing people and have my life touched by them. I am truly in awe.
As I was going towards the bus stop to go home I was thinking about being in exactly the place I am meant to be, at exactly the right time. Just as I was thinking this three young boys came up to me and asked me for a hug! It was so magical! I told them that hugs should last 20 seconds
SIDENOTE: The oxytocin released in a 20-second hug not only increases bonding and builds trust but also positively impacts your cardiovascular system, which improves heart health : )
via http://www.hendricks.com/
and at first I thought they’d be creeped out, but they were happy to have 20 second hugs! Then I got scared maybe they wanted to hug me to steal from me so I kept saying, “please don’t steal from me!” LOL! I think they just wanted to hug me because i’m a beautiful attractive person, and that was really sweet.
Then I got on the bus and wrote an amazing song/poem about LOVE that I am going to record on ukelele now.
Yay!
I am in love with my life.
Today was a reminder for me to do what brings me joy, because when I have joy I can share joy. And though my joy may not resonate for everyone, or show up as elevating for all people, it does for some. And I think that is the difference I am meant to make in the world. When do you feel most fulfilled? When do you change this world?
Do that : )
A little light never hurt nobody, send out your ray of sunshine.
 – Jason Mraz, The Sunshine Song

Giving Giggles to Phone Survey Professionals

Him: On a scale of 1 to 9, please rate your experience.

Me: 11!

Him: On a scale of 1 to 9…

Me: The scale cannot contain my excitement! 9 is not a high enough number to express how I feel.

Him: *laughs*

Mission accomplished : )

World Laughter Day

Yesterday it was World Laughter Day and I went to Granville Island to celebrate!

World Laughter Day is always the first Sunday in May and it is a celebration of laughter yoga. We met up behind False Creek Community Centre and there were tons of laughter leaders from all over the lower mainland. It was nice to see so many different people laughing together. I’m always surprised at the different types of people, from different walks of life that come to laughter yoga.

I woke up at noon and at first I didn’t think i’d make it out there in time but as is often the case with me, I arrived just in time. On the way over I ended up on the same bus as my laughter friend Mokua. He was coming from The Wellness Show which I recently found out about – next year! When we arrived the rain was just starting and everyone was huddled under this big tree, laughing. I helped with some decorations (I blew up my first balloon without assistance!) and then we had a giant laughter yoga session outside. It was funny when the leaders would talk about moving “around the room”. Because we were outside I kept thinking about how the world was my room, hehe. Some personal favorite moments included: being a tired chicken, being a laughter llama, moving the laughter-mobile, affirmations and doing the roller-coaster. I think you had to be there : P

I am going to do a more in-depth post about Laughter Yoga in the future but if you are curious you can go to laughteryoga.ca to find a club near you or for more info.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Mary Anne Radmacher is quoted (via a fridge magnet I came across) as saying:

“Live with intention.

Walk to the edge.

Listen hard.

Practice wellness.

Play with abandon.

Laugh.

Choose with no regret.

Appreciate your friends.

Continue to learn.

Do what you love.

Live as if this is all there is.”

I expected her to be some old, dead person but she is a contemporary writer and has her own website! Or a very committed and clever impostor : P