A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.”
One of God’s most lovely gifts is the gift of laughter. Laughter can reduce stress brighten your mood, boosts your immune system, lower your blood pressure, and much more. I love to laugh, and I’m grateful to be able to celebrate His gift of laughter.
Also, laughter causes your brain to produce more endorphins —neurotransmitters that ease pain. You can relish the gift of laughter when you…
Watch funny videos— Use a website like YouTube or GodTube to find funny videos. You may want to look up search phrases like ‘babies laughing’ or ‘puppies playing,’ funny animals, dog shaming, and the like. I enjoy watching funny animals and dog shaming.
Did you know— there is a Christian Comedy Association? If you like comedians, look up Lisa Mills, Tim Hawkins, Chonda Pierce, Bob Smiley, and clean ventriloquist Ken Groves, Lisa Mills. These are Christian comedians that keep their routines clean and family-friendly.
Put on a funny song and dance—Don’t be afraid to do your silliest dance. Some songs that will make you want to dance along include the Macarena, I Like To Move It, Y.M.C.A, The Chicken Dance, Shake Your Sillies Out, and so many more.
Let your inner kid out— I know you want to. Run through a sprinkler, splash in a puddle(I do this), make a blanket fort, Play classic games like Follow the leader, Red Light, Green Light, Simon Says, jump in a pile of leaves, color, or build a snowman. You can do these fun things with your children and grandchildren. Your inner kid is waiting.
You can do some of these things with your family. I don’t have to tell you it’s really messed up here in our world today. Sometimes I think we could all use some time to wholesomely relax, have fun, and not be so serious— and laugh.
I’m grateful for those little things that really aren’t so little.
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Used with permission from Paula Short.