Give, give, give

Kaitaia, NZ 2010 (photo credit: Christian Espinoza)

I met with an old friend last night for dinner, we talked about our kids, work, and for the past couple of years he has been honing his chops as a stand up comic.

The thought of getting up in front of a live audience and delivering material that may or may not be funny is terrifying, yet he does this with a determined grin, guts, and fearlessness.

To him it’s not about the money or the reputation and he, like many other stand ups out there, has a career day job. I asked my friend what value he took from stand up comedy, and without hesitation he replied “being able to make other people laugh is everything to me”.

When you laugh you attract others to laugh with you, it’s like yawning. If you have a gift, share it with the people around you in your community and the rest of the world.

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always

– Robin Williams