The first thing that I opened in my inbox this morning was an email from a good friend that had me laughing. It prompted me to think how important it is to build play and humour into our days. Whether young or old, those moments of fun reset us. Having the ability to laugh at ourselves in more challenging times is a great part of the Australian culture. Yesterday after having a great walk, I decided to entertain myself by discovering how my netball skills had deteriorated with the passing of time and absence of practice. As I recalled some of those long ago ball handling drills, the movements were not as slick as they once had been and it had me (and no doubt any of my neighbours that could see) having fun and laughing.
Those of you who joined the Prep – Year 5 assembly will have had fun as you joined the College Captains in dancing to Pop Se Ko. Our staff have also been having fun as they have produced clips to lighten people’s days. The best way for us to reset when we are tired and frustrated is to get off our screens and have some fun. Even just taking five minutes to pick up a ball, draw, create your own jazz or dance, play acting a character, share some humour or just play, can change your whole day. God created us to laugh and have fun in the awesome playground of life.