One constant in my life is, laughter. It would be very hard for me to find one day in my memory banks that a giggle did not erupt from my lips. I come from a family that loves to laugh, and not just at funny things but sometimes at the completely absurd. Laughter, hands down, just makes me feel better when I’m having bad day. Here are some important facts about laughter.
According to the Mayo Clinic Have you had a good laugh today? - Mayo Clinic , short-term benefits from laughter include:
- Stimulating many organs and it increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
- Activates and relieves your stress response
- Soothes tensions
Long-term effects include:
- Improving your immune system
- Increasing personal satisfaction
- Improving your mood
Wow! Those are some wonderful health benefits from laughter. Here are a few things you can do to get some laughter in your life.
So when life starts being too much, watch a comedy, with popcorn and a friend. (It’s much better to share a laugh with a friend!)
Look at your old prom photos. (If that doesn’t make you laugh, I don’t know what will)
Read a funny book or listen to a comedy pod cast.
Be grateful for what you have. An attitude of gratefulness brings a smile to your lips much easier,
There you have it my friends, Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Take time out to laugh, and enjoy every moment.
What makes you laugh?