“Laughter Medicine for the Soul”
“A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones (Proverbs 17:22, NKJV).”
As a child I consistently was told to smile and laugh because laughter is good for you. I found biologically when you smile and/or laugh, you positively alter the functioning of your body and you feel a sense of euphoria. I look around me all the time and see many people that look so sad or have a disgruntle look on their faces. From outward observation, they appear to be so unhappy and dissatisfied with their lives. You would never know if “life” is as difficult as it seems, unless you sit down and have a heart to heart conversation with them.
I love to smile and laugh about the almost “mundane” types of situations because it is “truly medicine for the soul.” Laughing can truly change your entire day even if you’re having a “bad day” try laughing at yourself or thinking of something humorous and “you won’t stay in that condition for long.” I would go as far as to ask you to try that exercise at least once every day that would improve your overall physical, mental and emotional health. I know we as people are constantly inundated with negative news coverage about the economy, gas prices and various other world issues but, regardless, make it your aim to laugh and live every day to the fullest despite circumstances all around you! No one has the power to change what is going on all around us but God and we can release everything in his capable hands.
Furthermore, laughter is an important part of the process. Sadness, bitterness, and other negative emotions makes us sick on the inside because our bodies weren’t created to adequately function in a constant state of upheaval and emotional unstableness. God cares about our overall well-being and wants us to be happy, laugh and live victorious lives. He knows that we are imperfect people and that we oftentimes make many mistakes that challenges our overall health and well being but regardless, he cares for us deeply.
So, as you go through your day, envision it as being a wonderful day. The Bible tells us “as a man thinks in his heart so is he (Proverbs 23:7, NKJV).” If you envision yourself as victorious and see every day positively, then you will find many reasons to laugh and have a wonderful day. On the other hand, if you view life as a series of struggles, disappointments and failures, you will manifest that internally and externally. So I implore you to “laugh, laugh, laugh and again I say laugh!”
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