I laugh easily. I love humor and find very little in life to be so dire and serious that I can’t find a way to laugh at it. My kids and My Love all go out of their way to make me laugh because (they tell me) they love my laugh. What a blessing!
At an expressive therapy conference, I learned about Laughter Therapy and it’s many benefits. In the workshop, we looked at each other and just started laughing, even if we were faking it. We ended up laughing “for real” and it felt great! Apparently, laughter balances hormones, boosts the immune system and many other wonderful healthy things so it’s just a darn good thing to do.
In “The Daily Om” that I receive via email every day, they had this to say about laughter:
“It is easy to laugh when we feel good, but it is when the world appears dim that we most need laughter in our lives. Our laughter then resonates through our hearts, filling the empty spaces with pure, unadulterated joy. We regain our footing in the moment and remember that no sorrow is powerful enough to rob us of our inborn happiness. When we understand that uninhibited laughter is the food of the soul, nourishing us from within, we know instinctively that life is worthwhile. “
This baby laughing is so joyful to watch. And this slightly more risqué video of the difference between men and women showering had me laughing so hard my stomach hurt. John’s Queen of Dorkshire set of being my dorkiest self might give you a laugh at my expense. 🙂
edit: As requested, here is Oatmeal: The Video (more laughter at my expense showing my extreme dorkiness):
Laughter heals us, connects and us helps us to remember that life is meant to be joyful so today, I am going to laugh. And tomorrow and the next day and the day after that…
What makes YOU laugh?