Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at the right moment. Horace, Roman Poet
Did someone put salt in your sugar bowl this morning? Perhaps there will be a rubber snake in your bed tonight. Beware! Today is April Fools’ Day.
This day has been celebrated for several centuries but the origins remain somewhat of a mystery. Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. People slow to get the news or those who failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January and still celebrated the last week of March through April first became the butt of jokes and hoaxes. Sounds like bulling to me. Anyway, the day can be fun for some and annoying to others. It’s only one day. As far as I can tell, nothing interesting happens on April second—unless it is your birthday.
Affirmation: I can be silly and kind.
Coaching questions: Have you been the butt of a joke or hoax? How did you feel? How did you respond?