We had visitors in the stable last week. Some friends that The EEEs haven’t seen for a long time. (That’s Elizabeth, Ernst and Emily). They laughed a whole lot together.
It seemed to do them all a lot of good. Their laughter created a bit of a domino effect and the bonhomie and “positive” energy continued for a good while afterwards.
When was the last time you had a good laugh? I mean a thigh-slapping, roll on the floor laugh? Think back to that time. I’ll bet you are smiling just recalling it.
I don’t laugh myself, but I would if I could. I can see and feel the effects that laughter or the lack of it, has on the people in my life.
I have noticed that children laugh a lot more than adults. Adults don’t really seem to have all that much fun all that often. They tend to get caught up in all the negative things going on around them. Too much doom and gloom on the news, and hanging out with people who don’t inspire them to other things. It’s easy to succumb, I’m sure.
There are many scientific reports around which confirm that laughter is good for you, body and soul. Elizabeth was telling Emily about how laughing releases endorphins and decreases stress hormones.
What makes you laugh? If not laugh-out-loud funny, what gives you a feel-good buzz? I know Elizabeth has a few DVD compilations that she likes to watch or listen to when she needs a lift.
She also likes to get together with people who are jovial company, and don’t revel in doom and gloom and despondency.
Let go. Lighten up – feeling better is just a thigh-slap away!
Without wanting to sound flippant, try to be light about your life. Try to find humour in situations where possible. Obviously without hurting others in the process.
Seven days without laughter makes one weak. ~Mort Walker
Enjoy your ride.
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