“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)
My LOL day: I remember I was sitting on the side of the bed, bawling my eyes out because the former had left me for the umpteenth time. I was crying so hard I could barely breathe…totally exhausted. My son, who was about seven at the time, heard me heaving and gasping for air. So he came into the room to check on me. He didn’t understand why I was crying so he started crying too. The compassion he had for me was so sweet and it just lifted my heart so much. I hugged him, smiled and then chuckled a little. I began feeling a little better, but the more I laughed, the harder he cried. I tried to console him and finally, I asked him, “boy, I know why I’m crying, but why are you crying?” He was crying so pitifully “cause you stepped on my toes!” LOL…now that was funny!
Laughter really is good for the soul and mental well-being. Sometimes all we need is a little humor to make the day less stressful. Sure it’s difficult to smile and laugh when you’re still reeling from a breakup. However, sometimes a smile or thinking of something funny can take your mind off your troubles….just for a little while.
There are so many healing benefits in laughter that are effective in reducing stress. A good sense of humor can increase positive emotions, which can be used to find contentment, joy, and inspiration. Your wellness is the utmost importance during this time and season. When you decide to put down the ice cream, potato chips and pizza, then come out of isolation, a good sense of humor can be rewarding as you mingle your way back into society.
No one enjoys being on the dumping end of a relationship. Sure, life has thrown you a curve, but your life is not over either. You’re either going to sink or swim. Despite your situation, a little laughter won’t hurt you. Laugh now and cry later. Laughter sets your negative emotions free and stimulates circulation of blood flow. Laughter relaxes you and brings about a sense of peace and a calmer state of mind.
Benefits of laughing:
Reduces chance of heart disease
Natural pain killer
Helps you lose weight
Gives good sleep
Decreases sleep levels
Makes you look and feel young
Just breathe in…and let out a big giggle. Get out there and have some fun. You deserve to be happy.