jolly life up and gallop

Jolly Life Up… and Gallop!

(This post contains affiliate links.) Miranda has to be one of my top two favourite comedy shows, (the other being Blackbooks). Of course, Miranda Hart is a brilliant actress and I really enjoyed Call the Midwife (which she starred in) but her own show, Miranda, is simply priceless. Would you agree? My friend, John, certainly did. I introduced him to the show a while back and he enjoyed it so much that he would stay at mine into the early hours of the morning watching back-to-back episodes. For my birthday, he bought me a copy of Miranda Hart’s My, What I Call, Live Show and he himself was looking forward to watching it with me. It didn’t disappoint.

When Miranda tells us to ‘jolly life up’ this isn’t just an hilarious comedy sketch – it’s very good advice! ‘Joyful living’ and ‘living joyfully’ are buzz words, are they not? But who can make it easier and more natural than Miranda? She tells us to simply,

Be more 3 to 6 year old. Be more musical theatre. Do something every day just to make you happy.

What a shame that as we grow up and become adults the vast majority of us lose our childhood joy. Oh to experience every day as if a child again! This reminds me of a work colleague, also called Fiona, who became a good friend. Fiona was the receptionist at a military medical centre where I worked as a locum physiotherapist for a short while. The job was awful but once we had become friends and shared our crazy natures, each day was a lot of fun. We would skip around the plinths, ride the wheelie chairs up and down the corridor… the list goes on! We would laugh and laugh – such child-like joy!

More wisdom comes from Miranda when she tells us to,

Be the best version of you for the others around you.

Miranda tells us that this makes the people around us happier at that moment in time. That’s very true, isn’t it? Happiness and laughter are infectious. The following is excerpted from the book “Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness” by Esther and Jerry Hicks:

It is not your role to make others happy; it is your role to keep yourself in balance. When you pay attention to how you feel and practice self-empowering thoughts that align with who-you-really-are, you will offer an example of thriving that will be of tremendous value to those who have the benefit of observing you… You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive or sick enough to help sick people get well. You only ever uplift from your position of strength and clarity and alignment.

So, for ourselves and for those around us, let’s all ‘jolly life up… and gallop!’

P.S. After watching My, What I Call, Live Show my friend John and I later galloped up the entire length of Harbour Street in Broadstairs. The funny thing is that no one even batted an eyelid. It seems it takes more than galloping up a busy street to get yourself noticed!