“It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes”
-St. Thomas Aquinas
Even saints know how important it is to step away from seriousness and pull a few pranks. Admittedly, Aquinas was not well-known for tomfoolery. He was a 1200s friar and priest who earned a reputation as a legendary philosopher and theologian. In many ways that makes his recommendation even more remarkable. Think of it, when was the last time you did “playful deeds and jokes”? April Fool’s? If that’s the only day in the year you’re using for shenanigans then there’s not nearly enough silliness in your life. Make a window of time in your week to get up to a bit of lighthearted mischief and relax your brain. Wearing a brown robe and trimming your hair into a tonsure are optional.
Time to relax
- “Groom was so nervous, the bride came up with a creative way to calm his nerves.” – Couple’s Wedding Photos Go Viral After Prank
- “Step 1: Have a gullible little brother.” – The Most Wholesome Prank In The World Is This Family Tricking Their Little Brother Into Thinking He’s Invisible
- “Laughter is healthy!” – Why Do We Laugh?
- “Relaxing music and beautiful fishes.” – The Best Relaxing Aquarium 24/7
Enjoy your weekend 🙂