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Please, lighten up!


I love this photo.

I believe a little silliness (or sometimes a lot) is good for all of us. Good clean practical jokes are all in fun as long as we don't cause any harm or undue stress.

Tonight we had a minister's meeting and went out to eat together and we laughed and laughed and it was just so good. We went to one of my favorite spots, The Gathering Place, in Tampa. Our presbyter put Larry in charge of where our meeting would be tonight and this was the spot he chose. It's right around the corner from our church and has amazing soup, pizza and so much more. They make everything there with ingredients from local farms and produce stands.

I needed the conversation.  I'm so grateful for opportunities to put aside the serious issues we face and let our hair down for a while. We did talk shop for a few minutes, and discussed politics for a moment or two, but by and large we just laughed and had fun.

Fun is good.

Have some!

Fun is one of the most important things to add to your initiative list. If you  have no idea what an initiative list is, you obviously haven't read my book, JUGGLE. Lots of people are saying it's life changing.




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Let me remind you as well that I'm giving away a coaching package on Saturday. All you have to do to win is spread the word about JUGGLE. Facebook or Tweet and let me know each time you do and your name will be entered each time. Happy juggling!



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