Have you had a good old-fashioned belly laugh lately? If not, it is time you definitely find one.
I don’t want to talk about business today. Or show you some different ideas to think about. Or even highlight solutions to the problems we all read or watch daily.
Today, I want to encourage you to LAUGH. Why? Because the
Benefits of laughter are ginormous
- Physically, laughter boosts our immunity, lowers our stress hormones, decreases our pain, relaxes our muscles and prevents heart disease.
- Mentally, it adds joy and zest to our life, eases our anxiety and tension, relieves our stress, improves our mood and strengthens our resilience.
- Socially, laughing strengthens our relationships, attracts others to us, enhances teamwork, defuses conflict and promotes group bonding.
In other words, laughter can do more for us than pretty much anything else in the world.
I grew up a happy and bubbly child. When I was a young adult, my friends always commented on my off-beat and quirky sense of humour. Today, I know the best thing I inherited from my Mother was an innate and whacky ability to see the humour in almost everything.
And lately, against the backdrop we are living in, and because of those genes, I have decided
Everything is uproariously funny
A friend sent me this joke. (Confession: I had to read it three times before I ‘got’ it.)
I talked with a homeless man this morning and asked him how he ended up this way.
He said, “Up until last week, I still had it all.
Plenty to eat, my clothes washed and pressed, a roof over my head, HDTV and Internet, and I went to the gym, the pool, and the library.
Was working on my MBA online; had no bills and no debt. Even had full medical benefits coverage”.
I felt sorry for him, so I asked, “What happened? Drugs? Alcohol? Divorce?”
“Oh no, nothing like that,” he said. “No, no… I was unexpectedly paroled”.
Another friend told me that she wanted to have a conversation with me in the future. (Cue the drum roll.) But then declared I wouldn’t like it.
If you’d be interested in hearing some (in)sane advice from a precocious four-legged fur critter, visit www.plutoliving.com or better yet, follow them on Facebook. It IS worth the effort.
And, should you be like me and having issues with concentration, doing some meditation successfully and finding a peaceful state of mind, a girlfriend sent me this short, guided meditation. Which I must admit, despite the very adult language, has gone a long way to helping me find my bliss!
To Sum Up
Two famous guys had thoughts about the funnies in our life. Mark Twain believed “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is called laughter.” And Charlie Chaplin often said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
You deserve belly laughs. Especially right now. I beg of you, look around and find some funny near you. Belly laughs feel outrageously good these days.