Laughter is Good For You
A few days ago, a colleague was talking to me about laughter. You know, the Laugh Out Loud (LOL) or Rolling On the Floor With Laughter (ROFL) kind of humor we allude to in social networking by means of internet lingo. Anyway, she asked me if I had ever gone to You Tube and put in the words “laughing babies.” I hadn’t, but was intrigued by her question. So, later on, I did. Oh my, when you are feeling a bit low or or life seems unbearable I completely recommend trying this yourself. And why not? Wisdom says “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” (Prov. 17.22) Our Creator God has given us these wonderful neurotransmitters produced in the brain called endorphins. When released they act as natural pain killers and induce a sort of healthy euphoria, rhapsody, delight, and bliss. Yes, even bliss.
Further, laughing (out loud) is found to lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, boost immune function, and produce a general sense of well-being. Laughter is a universal language and it’s highly contagious – even a good diversion and has no know side effects, i.e. weight gain, sleepiness, the runs, etc.
Here are two You Tube videos to get you started. And go ahead, laugh it up, it’s so very good for you. To double your joy, invite a friend or family member.