Archive for September, 2011
Friday, September 30th, 2011
I am always AH! MAZED! at the power of a Clown Nose in a stressful situation! I keep one handy in my car at all times! Don’t leave home without it!
While driving to my mom’s hospice/nursing home the other evening; traffic was totally backed-up! Having had major storms and rains for a week, the roads were a challenge! WHAT COULD I DO? I was STUCK on a single lane area of the road – with traffic in the SAME SITUATION heading in the opposite direction!
What to do? What to do?
Ta Daaaaaaa! Clown Nose to the rescue! Woo! Hoo!
I rolled down my car window, put on the clown nose and *ZAP … *ZAP …. *ZAP ….
one car at a time … it *ZAPPED away the STRESS, Zombie-like stares of the ‘end-of-the-work-day’ drivers and I received SMILES to LIGHT UP even the most OVERCAST, DARK day! *Big Laugh Out Loud!
When I got to my mom’s nursing home/hospice wing; I encountered a resident who has dementia and is more often ANGRY and AGITATED as she walks within her room and out in the halls. She is often arguing with the nursing staff and it gets hostile. *ZAP! *ZAP! *ZAP!
I applied the CLOWN NOSE; and what happened? She LIT UP WITH A SMILE! She LAUGHED! Her EYES SPARKLED and she said: Now THAT’S GREAT!
After finishing feeding my mom and leaving her room, I went by the ‘challenged’ resident’s room. I looked in and gave a WAVE with my CLOWN NOSE on. *ZAP! *ZAP! *ZAP! Same reaction! She stopped fussing and LAUGHED OUT LOUD, EYES SPARKLED and she laughed as she said how great it was!
I wondered if Clown Noses should be a required TOOL for nursing home residents? It’s a thought?
On my way home, I encountered more SLUGGISH traffic in both directions. At one point, I put on my clown nose, rolled down the car window and waved at a guy in a car in the opposite direcition. A young kid. He looked, his face lit up, and he exclaimed: WELL! NOW! LOOK AT YOU!!!!! and he LAUGHED as he drove on!
*ZAP! *ZAP! *ZAP! One at a time … DRIVING MYSELF (and others) HAPPY! SPREADING SMILES BY THE MILES!
my HA HA HELEN’S SMILE CAMPAIGN in motiong – collecting points for all the smiles received and LIGHTING THE WORLD – ONE SMILE AT A TIME!
Have a HA HA HAPPY DAY!
HA HA HELEN of LAFOLOT.com
Live Life! Laugh Often!