The definition of mischievous I intend is one "causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way". The Sunday comics are full of these cut-ups and no doubt you have memories of those that were willing to push the boundaries during your school days. How does this trait show up in your life? Do you play tricks on your spouse, children or co-workers? Being at sea on a submarine gave us plenty of time to exercise our mischievous side and it is best that it wasn't caught on a smartphone. Thankfully, no one was permanently injured, if given enough time to heal. I tend to be more mischievous with words, but I have been known to give my family members a little of this special kind of love. There is a line that should not be crossed and inevitably things will go awry, but this wisdom seems to come with humility and maturity. Healthy relationships can support the joking and playfulness behind the mischievous smile as the cup of cold water is thrown over the shower curtain. Laughter in a relationship is a good indicator that all is well.
What are your tales of childhood mischief? When did it go terribly wrong? How does this playfulness currently inform your personality? How can you use this superpower for good?