I remember a dark time in my life. Once in a while, through my depression, a belly laugh would find it's way through. It was so foreign to my psyche that it physically hurt...but it eased the tension and moved me toward healing.
Laughter triggers the release of
endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals.
My little grandson and I were going somewhere, and he was determined he didn't need to be strapped into his car seat. We struggled. I watched as he stared at me and clenched his teeth. For a moment I stared back. Then I burst into laughter. I just got his first "stink-eye" look! It would have been cute and funny even if I hadn't seen it through grandma eyes. When I laughed, he laughed. The contest was over, and he allowed me to do what I needed to do...keep him safe in the car.
Laughter with solves a multitude of problems. Laughter at usually deepens them.
Have you laughed today? It's good for the health. Some say it heals. It may or may not drive physical healing, but it certainly heals a heavy heart and an angry confrontation.
How long since you watched I Love to Laugh? Watch it again.