“It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.” -Thomas Aquinas
I love to laugh. I reflect back on Mary Poppins and think about the tea party on the ceiling and the joyful song “I love to laugh.” It puts a smile on my face and a tune in my heart. http://youtu.be/pOMqqI-kzHY
I enjoy a good joke . . . I enjoy the playful banter of colleagues who enjoy each other’s company. It is important – in any profession and in any role – that we take the time to build relationships that extend beyond the work. Great organizations support each other, know each other . . . great organizations laugh and cry together.
Life is more than work and work is more than life. Discipline-driven doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy each other, we don’t laugh, and we don’t joke around. Part of being disciplined in our lives is finding the time – the right time – to simply enjoy life together.