The Best Medicine

Whether you’ve been sick. Today’s the day the big wigs are coming for their quarterly visit. Your daughter is texting you because she’s having a horrible argument with her better half. You forgot to pick up your son at school.  Your husband/wife is having issues at work, so you try to be supportive. Your youngest is back to drinking, after a month of sobriety. Your boss moved up the deadline for an important presentation.  Your baby girl just found out she’s pregnant.  You’re running late to a meeting, that you’re presenting across town. And more!!!

The last thing you may be thinking about is being positive. Probably the furthest thing from your mind. For me personally, trying to find a way to think positive at times can be challenging.


Did You Know?

Did you know that laughter has many health benefits??

  • Boosts your immune system
  • Boosts your T-cells
  • Gives you a sense of well-being
  • Improves your cardiac health
  • Improves your resistance to disease
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Relaxes your muscles
  • Reduces the hormone level that stress causes
  • Releases endorphins
  • Releases tension
  • Therapeutic
  • Works out your abs
  • …and more

A Better Outlook on Life

For me, laughter gives me a better outlook on life. It gets me out of that negative fog. And in today’s world, I feel it is necessary. One can get so defeated feeling, just by turning on the news,  reading the news, heck even getting on Facebook.

So much of what’s negative in the world is beyond our control. But I can control to choose to find humor in other situations in my life. It is an excellent coping tool.

Laughter can calm you down in a stressful situation. It frees up your energy and helps lighten the situation. It helps you to survive in a highly stressful and negative world. The demands in life can just zap the energy right out of you!

Smiling is a great start to laughter. And has similar health benefits as laughter. Laughter gives us control over how we respond to stressful, negative situations.


Conclusion

So, the next time you find yourself in a stressful situation, try to find the humor in it. It will make you feel better! I find that it also helps me to see the blessings that I have in my own life. At times, it helps me to realize that the situation isn’t even worth me getting upset over.

Finding the humor in every situation isn’t always easy, leaving you in a negative frame of mind. I find when that happens, finding something that will make me laugh, or smile helps. It helps by getting me out of that negative fog, and at times finding humor in that situation I previously was unable to find any in.

In the comments section below, please let us know how you find humor in your day to day life. Share with us an example you have personally experienced. I would love hearing from you!!!

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Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing – Mark Twain

8 thoughts on “The Best Medicine”

  1. I learned something really bad a few weeks ago and I just could not get over it. But I will try to find the humor in the situation. I really hope it will help.

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    • I’m sorry Furkan that you’ve learned something upsetting. I’ll pray that you will be able to get past it.
      And trying to find humor, or even a silver lining would be great. Surely, wouldn’t hurt to try, right?
      I hope was is troubling you, quickly passes.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Laura

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  2. My husband is a guy filled with a ton of childish jokes – he makes me laugh every day until I get so tired of it, haha. Though, these jokes that seem so little in life really make a difference! Whenever I feel upset, the jokes act as tiny medicines that treat my mood!

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    • Hi Crystal, my husband is the same way. Although I never thought of it in quite the way you do. And maybe I’ll start. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll do so again,
      Laura

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  3. Hey Laura! I couldn’t agree more with staying positive and about laughter being such a great tonic to all things that hinder! I read an article once about a gentleman, Norman Cousins who cured his very rare disease of the connective tissues with regular potent doses of laughter (and vitamin C). His doctors told him to get his affairs in order because they predicted that he had about 1 in 500 chance of surviving. I’m glad he proved them wrong. I strongly believe, at least in my case, that the universe brings events and uncomfortable challenges to me sometimes to test my resolve. If I give in and react then whatever I’m trying to manifest usually doesn’t – but if I remain positive and confident to the very very end regardless of how things look or seem, then all works out and I’m so much better off than I was before. Weird and wonderful world we live in. 🙂

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    • Hi Nadia,
      And might I say WOW on that gentleman that laughed himself well!! I love hearing where patients with terminal illnesses prove doctors wrong. Your words ring so true as well. I’m glad you stopped by and hope you do so again!

      Thanks,
      Laura

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