Hi Ho funsters! Here we are, together, at the same time, all drawn to this same virtual place (for now anyway until we can meet in person in October! I cannot wait!) where we can consider all the ways we can be great! We already have something important in common and we’re just getting to know each other! Such a great start to being great together.
I’m Julee but, hey, call me Jingle. 🙂 I write a family adventure series as JingleBelle Jackson. My thing in this world is promoting fun and kindness and creativity and happy happy joy joy moments and now I get to talk about my favorite things with you all here each month! I am over the moon smiling with the honor of it all!
You might think fun is a strange fit with a conference on aligning business strategy with soul and spirit. I mean yes, we all love fun, but where does fun come in to play with business strategy? And especially businesses that focus on our souls?
I vote for, right in the middle. Not on an outer ring, where you might get to it if you get a chance, but right smack in the middle as one of the core things you plan around.
Fun to me is like art. When I was growing up, whenever schools ran out of money, art and music classes got cut first. Because math and science and English and even gym classes were all known to be essential. But art? Anybody could be creative in an art class and it was a little too lala for seriously unenlightened, er, educated decision makers.
But c’mon, are you kidding? Even when I was a student it felt wrong. Art makes life fabulous! Art is everywhere. Buildings, jets, furniture, games, toys, walls, books, music, this filled-with-happy website 🙂 – the list is too long for this post. The point is art speaks not just to an individual’s soul but understanding art and encouraging creativity in children unleashes ideas and talents with very practical applications. At least as practical to our society as the classes the big guys deemed as more important. (I’m telling you I have still NEVER used algebra.)
That is how important having fun is too. So often, businesses feel fun has no place in the mix. Serious is the way to go. Certainly religion has held with that notion for centuries. Soul business is serious business. Except that, really, being in alignment with the real you, knowing your spirit, your soul, your very being inside and out – your way to God – comes with a huge dose of peace of mind. I think the equation to that is:
Happy + Kind = Peace of Mind
There are lots of things that go into being happy but fun is certainly one piece of it for most of us. Moments of fun, add to finding your happy place, which leads to acts of kindness – which is love in action – which leads to this wonderful feeling that all is well in the world. You know where you fit and how to make a difference – at least in your own world and that is a wonderful thing. Ommmmm.
Fun for me is where I live. I wake up happy. I think happy. I work happy. Like you all with your zone of genius super powers, bringing fun and kindness and lighthearted moments to the planet is what I’m here for this round (and I hope a few more rounds too since I’m really liking it! 🙂 I’d also like to be tall next round, with long legs and a great house on the beach in Hawaii. I’m just putting that out there since I know many of you are hooked up better with the other side then I am and maybe you could put in a good word for me. 🙂 )
Alright, that’s it from me today. JingleBelle Jackson at your service for smiles, laughs, cheering you on, revving you up and helping you shine your light. Let’s have fun!