Life is filled with moments of grief. It can be frustrating, annoying, and painful.
It can also be funny.
It can even be frustrating and funny at the same time.
That is when we most appreciate the beauty and richness of this experience.
When we can find the the funny bits in challenging moments we transcend our situation. We are no longer stuck in it.
Some of my best jokes come from my most frustrating challenges.
Finding funny is only half the process. The true healing comes from laughter.
Laughter is literal medicine.
It sends a safety signal to your nervous system, relaxing the contraction of anxiety.
When we laugh, we exercise the diaphragm, letting in more oxygen, which nourishes the brain and all the muscles and organs.
According to scientists, laughter is more likely to occur with others than when we are alone. It’s a vehicle for social bonding, which is in itself healing.
Moments of shared laughter connect us with others, strengthening our bonds and helping us feel less alone.
Best of all, laughter needs no prescription, it’s free, and there’s no risk of overdose.
Find what makes you laugh. Take some of it every day.
when life brings you pain
laughter is your medicine
you can’t overdose