Spontaneous, out loud laughter that is contagious and blows the stress out of your system. That’s what I’m talking about.
Doctors say laughter is great for your health because it reduces stress and strengthens your immune system….and who cares whether you have health insurance or not because you don’t need a prescription for laughter!
Having a sense of humor is so important because it brings lightness and wit into your life. It’s as if you are pushing all of the incredibly serious, headache-producing, adult matters happening in your life off a cliff that is labeled “HAD ENOUGH” and you are momentarily free.
I know it’s hard because I have to constantly remind myself but instead of focusing on the negative aspects of a situation, try to see the lighter side. You can always share a story with a friend or office mate about something embarrassing you did or imitate yourself to your friends; that’s sure to get a laugh! I do it a lot because there’s always an unending number of ridiculous things I do every day. You gotta laugh!
When the Giants earned the right to go to the Super Bowl in 1991, my brothers and brothers-in-law (who are all die hard Redskins fans) bought my husband a lamp that had a Giants football helmet on its base as a celebration gift. He thought it was beautiful! However, when the Redskins went to the Super Bowl in 1992, my husband didn’t get anything for any of them. There was absolutely no reciprosity. “Aren’t you going to buy them a Super Bowl present?,” I asked him. Without hesitation, he said, “No way. I am not spending one cent of my money on anything that is burgandy and gold.”
What are your stories? We’re all in this together, so thanks for sharing :)!
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