On Saturday, I took a road trip to Houston with my daughter and friend for a little shopping on Harwin Street. At one point Brandi realized she had made a wrong turn. She saw a break in the traffic and did a very quick u-turn in the middle of the road. It wasn’t until I was able to upright myself from the other side of the car, did I realize what had happened. When my head popped up Brandi burst into laughter saying my eyes were as big as saucers and the look of shock on my face was priceless. It was all worth it to hear my daughter belly laugh herself into tears.
I was reminded of this when I read my Bible this morning. the scripture was…
A cheerful heart is good like a medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful person laughs often. In fact you will seldom find a cheerful person who walks around like they have been sucking on lemons. I love surrounding myself with happy people…
Victor Borge, the comic classical pianist, once said, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” But laughter does more than help us bond. It’s been shown to have a positive effect on physical and mental health. Laughter is a cardiac workout, causing a reduction in blood pressure and blood sugar, and brings six times more oxygen to the brain. Laughter is affordable, it energizes and is undeniably enjoyable.
Laughter stimulates the release of endorphins which results in:
- Pain Reduction
- Stress Reduction
- Enhances Your Immunity
- Cardiovascular Workout
Laughter is a part of the full range of positive emotions including hope, love, faith, strong will to live, and determination and purpose…