Why be Thankful for Laughter?
Well, because it’s your birthright, a natural part of life that is innate and weaved into your nature. Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born, and if that doesn’t hit home that laughing is inborn into you just think of this…once upon a time, we all laughed before we could talk! Also, the ability to laugh or be humorous has a very powerful effect. Not only is it infectious, it also can help alleviate stress, lighten your burdens and keeps your feet planted firmly on the ground.
“Your sense of humour is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”
– Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.
I believe there is nothing more satisfying, fulfilling and releasing than having a good ol knee-slapping, stomach-clenching, eyes-watering, mouth-gasping laugh and the sheer beauty of it is, laughter truly is the best medicine
I am not one to take myself too seriously. This is a trait of mine that I take pride in as I believe that having the ability to “laugh at yourself” is something to hold onto and will keep you young at heart for years to come.
What I love most about laughter is that when a laugh is shared, it binds people together and enhances the intimacy between relationships. Even having laughter shared between yourself and a complete stranger, positivity has a chance to be imparted and enhanced in both parties. Isn’t it wonderful that something as simple as laughter can do this?
So, why don’t we do it more?
Maybe it’s because we can get too caught up in the stresses of life, or we are going through a tough time and feel guilty for laughing. Whatever it may be, embrace it, you will feel worlds better for it.
For quite some time now, it has been my mission to encourage as many people as I can to crack a smile and release some laughter. Especially those who look like they are in serious need of a belly laugh. Once I get that grin, chuckle, or hard out laugh, even at my expense, it has all been worthwhile because I feel such reward in seeing someone enlivened by their innate joyful nature which has been suppressed for far too long.
Why not make it your mission to make someone laugh today too!
Find yourself thankful this Thursday for your ability to laugh. Nurture that innate nature within yourself by taking up chances today and every other day to be one who is rich in smiles. Lastly, try taking on the same mission as I have and see how many people your sense of humour, joy and laughter can affect!
Its worth it… trust me!