Our Participation: The Levity Project

First let me explain where this idea comes from. It comes from Katie of THE LEVITY PROJECT.

Here is what her post said,

On November 7th, at 12:00 CT, will you laugh in a public place with us? Grab a friend, your iPOD, a good book and sit somewhere in a public place and laugh for 5 minutes. Just start by saying “Ha Ha Ha” or humming ha ha ha to yourself. Then keep getting louder and louder. I like to envision a bubble of laughter in my belly and chuckle quietly as I imagine it rising up in me through my chest, throat and out through my mouth. By the time it escapes my mouth, I let out a big laugh in celebration. Do this for 5 minutes (it will feel like a workout!).

That is all I am asking you to do. Go somewhere in public and laugh. And then, watch what happens around you. Sure, there will be the people that look at you oddly and like you may have a problem. But there will also be the people that look you in the eyes and start to smile. And even the few that start to laugh with you. After 5 minutes, notice how you feel. Do you feel a little lighter? Do you feel a like the outlook for the day is brighter? Enjoy making the ripple effect in the world around you.

Katie- The Levity Project

I thought this was a great idea and decided to take part. The more laughter the better. I recruited my daughter Sydney to laugh with me, trust me, she has the BEST laugh. Since this was decided last minute, my other recruits did not have the ability to join us. I’m sure they will want to have some WICKED fun with us next time.

I decided to go to The Parks Mall in Arlington. It’s probably the most crowded place I know. Jason opted to film the event. Thank goodness too! His height and steady hand was spectacular!

I have to admit, you feel a bit like a mad hatter, walking around laughing your head off. But it’s also very freeing. Just let go, laugh, and have a ball.

Without further ado, here is how it turned out.

Angelia: I think it turned out great! We had a lot of funny looks but some people smiled and waved.

Sydney: It was great seeing their faces. They couldn’t figure out what we were doing.

Angelia: I think my favorite part was knowing I was participating in an event going on in other parts of United States. We were all spreading laughter together.

Sydney: My favorite part was Santa waving and pointing – I mean smiling.

Angelia: I will definitely do it again. Maybe wear a smiley face shirt, hold a sign, or wear a silly hat. It was great fun!

Sydney: I’ll do it again, just to see everyone’s surprise. I wonder what we will come up with next, and if the cops will shut us down again. HA!


Carry laughter with you wherever you go. ~Hugh Sidey

17 thoughts on “Our Participation: The Levity Project

  1. Angelia and Sydney,
    So awesome what you two did today!! What a great way to bring some laughter and joy to the world! And did you really get kicked out of the mall?? I love it – you stirred things up so much they didn’t know what to do with you!!! Way to go, both of you!!!! (and film crew!)


    1. Lance,

      Thank you! If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have known about Katie and her project. It was lots of fun and laughs!
      And yes, not only did we get shut down by mall security, we also, could not get him to crack a smile. Oh well, hopefully he was laughing on the inside. HA!


  2. I watched the video and was laughing myself by the time it was all over. What a bummer about the ‘no video’ in the mall. Love what you did and thanks for sharing.
    Also, thanks for the words of encouragement on my ‘quit smoking’ campaign. So far so good with it. It’s easier when you’re really committed. And I am.


    1. Weezer,

      You are so welcome! I applaud what you are doing. It IS so hard, but so so worth it! Commitment is what it takes.

      And thank you for laughing with us! There is something about laughing that just does all kinds of good things no matter how crazy you look. HA!


    1. my kashi diet,

      I agree! It’s the coolest thing! I hope that it is passing down to my daughter’s generation as well. It’s not just internet and games but making connections and making a difference.


  3. sandy

    Wish I could have been there with you all. I would have loved to just laugh for a total of five minutes. To funny that you got kicked out of the mall. you all had me laughing watching it. I love you sweetie.


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