April Fool’s Day: Lighten up!

What is the significance of April Fool’s Day?

It began in the 1500’s in France with the change of New Years Day from the week ending April 1 to January 1.  With the slow communication in those days, many did not know until years later and others refused to acknowledge the change.  Those people were labeled fools and thus began the tradition of prank playing.  Many countries celebrate this day and it marks the onset of Spring.

What is it that so many of us find appealing about playing a joke on someone?

It is an opportunity to lighten up and play.

 We tend to take things so seriously that we need an excuse to get a bit silly.  We live with chronic deadlines, pressures and responsibility and we forget how to have simple fun.  We plan vacations, wait for the weekends  to lighten up a bit, but soon revert back to our stress filled life.

Take time each day to be silly and playful. Sing, laugh, joke, and be light-hearted without concern about how you look.  You will be amazed how refreshed you feel.    

Are you ready to be playful each day?



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