The countdown is on to the first Madison-area Escape Event. We’ve had Escape Events in the past but this is the first one the local Cheeseheads can attend in person to fight off that dreaded Adultitis that keeps lurking in the shadows.
We’re very exited because us folks at Kim & Jason are joining forces with fellow Wisconsin blogger Lance Ekum of The Jungle of Life to host this Escape Event right here in Madison, during the Farmer’s Market on the Capital Square, Saturday, August 22, 11:00- 11:15am.
It’s called Laugh Flash and it’s a part of the very awesome social change experiment “15 minutes with the Levity Project,” founded by Katie West. She’s doing amazing things!
The idea behind this experiment is to create change through laughter and to bring a sense of joy into a public place. Escapees will be invited to spend 15 minutes laughing with us. That’s it! We will first gather at 10:45 am, meeting in front of the Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum to assemble everyone. At 11:00 am we will move over to the grass and start the laughing until 11:15am. Yes, 15 minutes of laughter. Giggles and chuckles will fill the air and connect strangers by hearing it and perhaps, even laughing themselves… it is contagious, after all.
It’s been said that the average preschooler laughs about 400 times a day, versus your typical “grown-up” who only laughs about 15 times a day. Yikes! Quite a discrepancy. Maybe that’s why we don’t see four-year-olds all stressed-out? It’s time to increase our average! Laughter can change our moods, shift our perspective, and bring people together. It’s powerful stuff and now more than ever, it’s needed! Laughter is, after-all, the best medicine.
I hope you’ll be able to join us and Lance as we tackle this Escape Event together. Bring a friend (or two)… the more the merrier!