It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, October 28, 2016

Chapter 10, Page 28, Book 16

Laughter lifts us over high ridges and lights up dark valleys in a way that makes life so much easier.  It is a priceless gem, a gift of release and healing direct from Heaven.

Alan Cohen

October 28th - Laughter lifts

 Laughter lifts your spirit and soothes your soul.  Laughter makes it easier to cope with life and its challenges

Laughter puts us intensely in the moment. The ability to fully live and experience the present is of utmost importance because it is the only moment where we can experience joy.

People who laugh don't worry as much as people who don't laugh, and as such enjoy life more. Laughter makes their circumstances seem less serious and therefore tolerable. A humorous approach to everyday things is a key factor in keeping healthy. Daily chores are less burdensome when we laugh while doing them. We aren't always having fun, but we do have a lot more fun with laughter than without.

Laughter helps us cope with challenge and conflict better because it gives us a better perspective. It shrinks the hurts of everyday life to a smaller, if not inconsequential size. They appear less overwhelming. It allows us to stand above an issue, acknowledge it, and treat it lightly in the awareness that we are touched by the issue but not contained by it.

Laughter makes us feel good because it defuses three of the most painful emotions, fear, anger and boredom, by releasing them. That release, in turn, prevents or stops conflicts, eases tension, and helps people to see one another's point of view better.

Laughter helps us cope with problems better. When we trust we drop our defenses. As laughter opens us up and allows us to be vulnerable, we become willing to make changes. We no longer need to keep score of the good things we do for others. We lose track, and we don't even care. Laughter makes us generous to a fault and we feel better giving than receiving.

 Laughter lifts us up. It makes us stress less and enjoy the company of other people more.

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness -- or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.

Author Unknown

Memorable moment:  a phone call from my daughter and a few laughs too !


jack69 said...

GOOD ONE! I love to laugh. I love to see and hear someone laugh. This brings back memories of my dad. When he laughed he laughed 'all over'. The family loved it and it lifted us up! (STILL DOES thinking about it). You hit it out of the park on this one. LOVE it.

betty said...

Great memorable moment! They do say laughter is the best medicine! I love laughing alongside my grandson.


Rick Watson said...

If given a choice, I'd prefer to laugh.