She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
SUPER Saturday/ Do you have SUPER strength?
I have a feeling that the Proverbs lady isn't laughing because she thinks the future will be happy funny. She laughs because she is strong enough to pursue her dreams, knowing full well that life will throw all kind of obstacles in her way, and the only way to get through those obstacles without feeling completely overwhelmed and discouraged is to find it the humor in it.
Reasons to laugh now
Lower blood pressure. Initially upon laughing, blood pressure increases, but then falls below normal levels and as breathing deepens blood becomes more oxygen and nutrient rich.
Strengthen immune system. Laughter increases the number of natural killer cells that like to eat viruses for breakfast, as well as certain cancer cells. Antibodies are also increased , which is especially helpful for respiratory infections.
Reduce stress, irritation, depression and anger. In short, laughter changes our biochemical state significantly by decreasing stress hormones, relaxing muscles and upping antibodies that fight infection.
Connect socially. People are drawn to happy people. No one wants a sour-puss. Living is challenging enough without someone frowning and whining in your face. And if you have something to laugh about, people will naturally want to laugh with you.
Workout for the lazy. Or busy. Anyone, really. Laughter not just works out the abs, but also works on the facial, leg, back, diaphragm and respiratory muscles.
Reduce pain. Laughter releases endorphins which are more potent than morphine and reduce the feeling of pain.
…and laugh at yourself.
You’ll make yourself more approachable and human to others.
Gain control. You’ll take away the opportunity of others to make fun of you.
Take things lightly. You won’t take yourself so seriously and realize that everyone stumbles. And really, most of the time the situation is minor and not as earth-shattering as it appears.
Change your perspective. You’ll see things from a different perspective, which may offer a solution or new way of thinking. It’s all in the way one looks at a situation. Look at it with humor and you’ll gain a healthy control over it.But don’t start to make fun of yourself to the point of self-degradation. Always love and respect yourself. Humans make mistakes.
Have a SUPER Saturday everyone...LAUGH!