Thanksgiving 2021: Unbridled Laughter
If you look up the word unbridled, it means unrestrained or uncontrolled. That type of humor is best served, any time, any where and can send anyone's down mood in an upward direction!
From a very young age, the ability to laugh has carried me through some difficult times. Laughter keeps me grounded and feels good! It is easy to tell if someone has a great sense of humor.
A laugh can elevate the senses and make a dreary day a little brighter. Of course, knowing when to laugh or hold back is crucial! Snickering during a serious occasion can be found in bad taste.
Laughter reduces stress levels, boosts moods and often can be an ice breaker in uncomfortable situations. Having a stressful day? Stop and think of something funny and let yourself go!
- One time, when dropping my car off to get the tires replaced at a local shop, my husband stopped by the front door in the parking lot. I ran out, jumped in, looked over to say hello. It was not him!
The truck was identical to the color, model and year, including the side step bars. I said, "You're not my husband!" He said, "I could be!" We both had a good laugh as I saw my husband pull in...
- Wanting to impress a potential buyer on the phone, I needed to look up some real estate information on a specific subdivision. Instead of saying, "Can I put you on hold?" I blurted, "Can I hold you?"
He said, "I don't even know you." We burst into raucous laughter, I was full on crying and my stomach hurt. He ended up being a repeat client and I still chuckle at that first conversation.
- While out, driving an out-of-state buyer couple around the southern Utah area, we were exhausting available inventory that fit their criteria. We had looked at multiple properties in two days.
I asked about 55+ communities. He said, "If we were of age, it could be a possibility, ask us again in a few years." Crickets...then hysterical giggles all around (they were 55+).
Laughter is also good for the heart, releasing endorphins into the body, elevating thought processes. Besides, some parts of life are taken a little less seriously when we can laugh at ourselves.
My husband and I go to clubs to be entertained by comedians who know how to hit the funny bone. They achieve that goal and we leave refreshed, smiling, tittering through the rest of the evening!
Am so thankful for positive, upbeat people who enjoy engaging in laughter. It often helps to create and enrich relationships and comes highly rated with zero side effects, except maybe, sore abs. LOL
This is an entry to Thanksgiving Challenge 2021, hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS. Thanks once again for overseeing this!