Motivational Monday…Come On…Laugh
When I read that today is Global Belly Laugh Day I knew that this was a day I wanted to celebrate.
Besides breathing and smiling, laughing is something I do every day. And a good old belly laugh is even better. It’s my belief that when you laugh, especially a BBL (Big Belly Laugh) you push out the negative thoughts in your soul.
The air you take in is fresh and helps to clean your spirit.
You may think you’re having a good laugh but are you really? Or are you chuckling? (chuckle: to laugh quietly or inwardly) Don’t mistake it for a belly laugh! (belly laughs: a loud unrestrained laugh.)
I’m not just joking about laughing, either!!! Studies have shown that laughing is healthy for us. A huge side effect is that it can help us reduce stress in the short term and is beneficial for our long-term immune system.
Have you ever watched any of the Die Hard movies? I don’t care what’s happening to John McClane/Bruce Willis…no matter what mishap is going on…no matter how many bullets are flying around him…he laughs. Nervous laughter? Doesn't matter...it helps get him through it.
So, as you head out for the week, find something to laugh at today…make a point of it. And then the next and the next.
Don’t worry about what others may think of your laughing. In fact, I’m more cautious of people who don’t laugh!!!
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. Lord Byron