Today we have a very special guest at Bigg Success…Santa Claus! Tis the season for stress and the winter blues, and we thought we’d find out from the man, who is the busiest of all of us this time of year, how he keeps a smile on his face.
We can’t really do this justice in type. We highly recommend you click on the play button above (just click the arrow), or, if you are viewing this in a reader, just click the mp3 button. You’ll definitely get a good laugh, which is just one of Santa’s secrets.
Here’s what else Santa told us:
- You can be happy without being jolly, but you can’t be jolly without being happy
Happiness is a mindset. If you are happy, you become jolly. Happiness comes from the inside, and jolliness is what everyone sees on the outside as a result of your happiness.
So, you’re jolly on the outside because you are happy on the inside.
- Laughter is the best medicine
If you are having a less-than-jolly start to your day, think about something that makes you laugh, which leads to bigger and bigger laughs, and eventually a big belly laugh! Now you are jolly again.
- Work up a big Santa belly laugh
Studies have shown that belly laughs actually improve your health!
Here’s how Santa does it. Take a big, deep breath. Really fill up your lungs with lots of air. As you exhale, push all that air out with a big Ho-Ho-Ho! Now you are smiling, and those around you are too!
- Santa’s secret to happiness
If you don’t feel jolly, then act jolly. Put motion to your emotions. Think happy thoughts, smile and laugh, and soon you’ll be jolly!
Our quote today is by author and scholar, Carolyn Birmingham.
“A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around.”
Again, we encourage you to listen to today’s Bigg Success Show, where you are sure to work up a bigg (with two g’s) belly laugh!
Next time, we’ll talk about Santa’s helpers. One man’s legacy of giving and how it’s being carried on. Until then, here’s to your bigg success!