Laughter is the best medicine. When was the last time you really laughed? You know what I'm talking about. It's when your belly aches from laughing so hard.
I've had a few of those moments when I tried to hold it back. I was in my cardiovascular nurse specialist course and our instructor Edie was seriously teaching. My friend Yolanda whispered something to me and ...I couldn't hold it back.
Despite my attempts to contain myself, it wasn't happening. Thankfully, our class was small in number and even Edie ended up laughing.
Laughter is contagious!
Sometimes it happens when I'm with family. My brother Steve has a way of reminding me of something from our childhood and laughter ensues.
- Laughter relaxes your body.
- Laughter boosts your immune system.
- Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel good chemicals
- Laughter increases blood flow, protecting your heart
- Watch reruns of I Love Lucy or other comedies
- Spend time with people who are fun and laugh
- Watch children interact with one another
- Keep things in perspective
- Don't take yourself so seriously
#856 Hugs and smiles from the children in summer camp
#857 Observing the little ones do cannonballs into the pool
#858 Hearing squeals of laughter when I sprayed the children with the hose
#859 Listening to the children as they play with one another
#860 Watching the children play house with their dolls
#851 Doing hula dancing with the little children
#852 The sound of Sawyer laughing
#853 Observing a hummingbird in my garden
#854 A wonderful motivating sermon on being passionate about mission
#855 Ongoing growth in my walk with the Lord
#856 Keeping an eternal perspective
I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays
Blessings and love,