Posting every day for a year can be grueling. What can I share? What’s new? What’s different? What’s mundane?
For today, I have a list of blogs that discuss laughter. In this post Laughter Matters… the writer reminds us that humor is healthy and it’s a great way to beat stress.
We all know that laughter is good medicine and there are studies to prove that laughter heals. For people caught up in stressful moments, laughter is muted or totally absent from their lives.
To laugh often and well… and laugh at ourselves is the best medicine. A good laugh when we tumble, forget our keys, call the wrong number, sing off-key, take a wrong turn, drop an item, mispronounce a word or name, put milk in the cupboard and cereal in the fridge, and on and on.
Think of someone in your life who laughs. Thinking of this person probably puts a smile on your face. What is so funny about this person? Don’t you feel different energy when you’re around this sort of personality?
My dad laughed a lot! He had a hard time telling a joke because he always laughed before the punch line. It didn’t matter though because I was often laughing as hard as he was at the humor of it all. Most times the jokes weren’t even that funny but I didn’t realize that until I tried to retell it!
These sweet words in a post called Laughter helped me remember why I love to be around my grandson. He makes me laugh. I make him laugh.“Sometimes I think we forget how lucky we are to find “someone to laugh with” (sorta thing!).. you know what I mean. Saviour these moments. Take a mental image. Put it somewhere safe and never let it go… Because there may come a time where you need a refresher of these moments and it will be there waiting for you, just when you need it the most.”
Sharing a laugh with someone helps you remember a point in time. You leave the scene but years later remember laughing. You may not remember the reason you were laughing but the cells in your body remember the feeling that was created.
In this post called Laughter Through Tears, “Have you ever noticed that sometimes you can laugh so hard that you eyes tear up? Have you ever noticed that the reverse is also true – that when you are deepest in grief and tears, you will find yourself laughing and smiling and the most absurd things?”
Laughter can rescue us in despair and relieve us of stress. Laughter is usually found in a genuine moment. When it comes, enjoy it.Then write and tell me about it… I’d love to hear from you!
- laughter is good medicine (pastortimfowler.wordpress.com)
- What makes you laugh? (lynnadavidson.wordpress.com)
- A Good Laugh (psychologytoday.com)
- Humor Therapy and Cancer (everydayhealth.com)