Motivational Monday...Laughter

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Motivational Monday...Laughter 

 

Trolling around Cyberville while Staying At Home, I’ve come across a few souls who are appalled that some people were posting things that are meant tolaughing make us smile, laugh, or chuckle. 

 

There is little success where there is little laughter. Andrew Carnegie




I am in the I want to laugh every day camp.  No doubt this is a serious time for the whole world but given the choice of smiling or having a light chuckle or moping around with a long face, I will always opt for a good belly laugh. 

 

We all need to find something every day that gives us a good laugh or makes us smile. 

 

Laughter has its health benefits as well. It lowers our blood pressure, releases endorphins, reduces stress, and much more. 

 

I know that for me when I’ve been truly down I could always count on one small joke or video or funny scene in a movie that could make me laugh to elevate my mood.   

 

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. Friedrich Nietzsche



My suggestion...allow yourself to smile or laugh about something. No one has to know. But when you do...remember that moment and how good you felt. 

 

It may be for only a moment but let those moments add up. 

 

Allow yourself to laugh!  It won’t diminish what’s going on but it sure can help us get through this journey. 

 

I hope you enjoy this from Michael McIntyre...

 



The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. Mark Twain

 

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Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
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Loved that video you posted.  Very funny and I had never seen that guy before.  The elevator button is a REAL THING.  My kids fought over it all the time.  And my favorite seen in Elf is still when he goes in the Elevator and pushes a button, then says pretty.  He then presses a couple more, then every single button on the elevator and steps off on the next floor leaving the current occupants to stop on each floor going up.  Yes, I am a simple guy, but I do laugh a lot.  Thank you for the laughs.

Apr 06, 2020 10:47 AM #19
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Hello Kathy,  Always great to laugh and have fun.  We had a zoom get together on Friday night and it was fun to see friends again and laugh.

 

Apr 06, 2020 11:22 AM #20
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Excellent advice. 

Apr 06, 2020 12:06 PM #21
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Kathy I am in the same camp as you, and feel sorry for those who are not.  They kind of give a new definition to "Misery Loves Company".

Apr 06, 2020 12:45 PM #22
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Thank you so much Sham Reddy CRS and I hope you had a chance to laugh today. 

Nina Hollander Mark Twain has offered the world some wonderful quotes. And I too have to laugh or chuckle every day. 

Apr 06, 2020 03:19 PM #23
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Donald Urschalitz you are absolutely right and I love that cartoon. 

Michael Jacobs it's the "apple a day" for me. Can you imagine going through the day without a smile on your face?

Kat Palmiotti if you think about it, some of the best comedians came from difficult childhoods. Laughter helped them get through it. 

Apr 06, 2020 03:23 PM #24
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Wayne Martin I can always count on Donald Urschalitz to find the perfect photo or clip art for the topic! Our bodies have to have something to relieve us of the stress of the day. It's how we survive. 

Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson isn't that a great quote!

Apr 06, 2020 03:26 PM #25
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Yes! Yes! Yes! Laughter in good taste is always good for the soul! 

Apr 06, 2020 03:58 PM #26
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Brian England you know, I've been around people who can't seem to find humor in anything and I make sure that I'm not around them much if at all. 

Norma J. Elkins I'm with you, I'd much rather have laugh lines!

Sharon Lee good one, Sharon!!!! 

Apr 06, 2020 05:23 PM #27
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Roy Kelley I trust that you and Chef Dolores are staying in!!!

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD You go girl!!!! Oh yes, the proverbial stick up so far that there's no way it's coming out. Old(er) age has brought me the ability and desire to walk away from people who cannot see the glass half full. I have hope and I have faith...that's quite a handful. 

Apr 06, 2020 05:30 PM #28
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Carol Williams this guy had me laughing so hard!!!  I can't wait to watch more of his clips. 

Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE that absolutely is one thing I wouldn't mind catching. 

Apr 06, 2020 05:32 PM #29
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I wasn't familiar with him but now that I am, I'm going to go and laugh some more.

Anna Banana Kruchten Broker, CRB, CRS  I'm planning my menu for when this is over and I can have my whole family over. 

 

Apr 06, 2020 05:35 PM #30
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I can remember the times I've laughed so hard I cried. It felt so good.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  You and the Seigels stop it....I'm going to start binge-watching Monty Python. 

Apr 06, 2020 05:38 PM #31
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Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI I'm with you, I love to laugh. And you're right, it's often something very simple. 

Will Hamm Our family had one last night to sing Happy Birthday to a young teen. It was fun once I got the hang of it. 

Apr 06, 2020 05:42 PM #32
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Thank you Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl Appreciate it. 

Spot on George Souto That was so true. 

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Give me a good laugh every day!!!

 

Apr 06, 2020 05:44 PM #33
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Laughter can also be excellent medicine. I have a few comedians that I love to listen to and really turn my mood around...

Happy Monday Kathy Streib 

Apr 06, 2020 06:52 PM #34
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Hi Kathy:

I have no issues with people sharing humorous things that make us laugh - there is some thing very special about a good laugh, especially these days. That video was such fun and I will be checking out other vids. I thought Mark Twain's quote was particularly good!!

Jeff

Apr 06, 2020 07:54 PM #35
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Hi Kathy,  Thanks for sharing this great motivation!  Laughter - what a fantastic way to relieve stress and put things into perspective.

Apr 06, 2020 08:38 PM #36
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Morning Kathy.

The best laughter is when I laugh at, myself.  I seem to do that on a daily basis

Apr 07, 2020 02:08 AM #37
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Comedy is my salvation.  Every day there is some piece of comedic genius that makes things easier to deal with.

I enjoyed the video. I don't think I've seen him before.

Apr 07, 2020 06:46 AM #38
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