Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.
Laughter is a gift, a necessary gift that helps us navigate loss, challenges, changes, good-byes, and uncertainty. Laughter is that place where we can go, not to be thoughtless but rather to rise above those things we simply cannot control.
Have you ever laughed so hard that you eyes were full of tears and your stomach began to hurt? Wasn’t it painfully refreshing? Memorable? I have. I love those times ~~ somehow I believe they are cleansing to a heavy heart.
Perhaps this is a season that has challenged your faith, broken your heart, and overwhelmed you with uncertainties. Laugh!! Find a way to dig deep and laugh with your whole being. Watch and see if you don’t find yourself feeling lighter, breathing deeper, and being filled with fresh anticipation for the days ahead!!