Motivational Monday…Come On…Laugh

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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 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. 

Jim Valvano


Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. Lord Byron


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Comments (32)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy a good belly laugh is health and good for the soul.  ☺️

Jan 24, 2022 10:23 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England I love laughing so hard that I cry!!! Such joy!!!

Wayne Martin when you make it a point to laugh each day,  it becomes a habit you don't want to break. 

Jan 24, 2022 11:24 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti you could go out and laugh while you make snow angels. 

Nina Hollander, Broker I'm very leary of people who never laugh (or smile either.)

Jan 24, 2022 11:26 AM
Kat Palmiotti

True, Kathy Streib !

Jan 24, 2022 11:28 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Norma J. Elkins and under the right circumstances, it's a good way to diffuse a sticky situation. 

faye schubert I prefer the old comedy shows where they were actually funny!!! They weren't putting others down, just making us laugh. 

Jan 24, 2022 11:28 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Michael Jacobs I wish i had a good belly laugh every day but even if not, I do not let a day go by without laughing. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog those were 4 of the best games I've seen!

Jan 24, 2022 11:29 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Roy Kelley we have to be able to laugh at ourselves for a start!!

For sure Joan Cox our pets take us away from what's going on in the world, don't they. 

Jan 24, 2022 11:31 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Bob "RealMan" Timm my niece sends us videos of her toddler that always make us laugh. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  Quincy probably needs a Youtube channel!!!   Feeling low...look for laughter!

Jan 24, 2022 11:33 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

George Souto the studies show that laughing is good for us!!! Choose laughter. 

Jan 24, 2022 11:33 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Wise advice! I've read that laughing can actually cure illness. And meanwhile, it makes life more pleasant.

Jan 24, 2022 12:16 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

No wonder Jim Valvano was such a great coach with all his great insights on life. 

Yippee Ki Yay!  I hope you have a nice day!

Jan 24, 2022 01:11 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

OMG Kathy my little sister and I have always gotten into some pretty long belly laugh sessions and we just keep it going and going. You know the kind when your stomach starts to hurt!  Now that's laughing and a lot of fun silliness:)

Jan 24, 2022 02:02 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I’ve seen politicians use this tactic. I hope you’re having a great Monday Kathy 🙂

Jan 24, 2022 02:16 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Kathy Streib - I had a smile on my face reading your post.  Of course it is not a belly laugh.  A belly laugh really does make you feel better.  It puts me in a whole different frame of mind.  I try and find comedy every chance I get!

Jan 24, 2022 02:20 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I am so happy that I grew up in a CRAZY family that appreciated good humor, in everything they did! Happy to continue the tradition with the next two generations!

Jan 24, 2022 03:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy, laughing to me is natural, I was on the phone with a Realtor, she used to be on AR and we spent an hour laughing and talking about various things.... she is going through a tough patch but we laughed in spite of it:)Endre

Jan 24, 2022 09:25 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

laughter is the best medicine and the best gift we can provide for ourselves is the ability to laugh at ourselves..or is it ourself?

Jan 25, 2022 12:18 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Many people around me are always laughing and I laugh with them.  Don't know if they are laughng with me or at me

Jan 25, 2022 10:31 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kathy - laughter is contagious just like positive attitudes so that is why we love being around fun people.

Jan 26, 2022 03:43 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

A good belly laugh is always a good thing.  Even the bible says, "A Merry Heart Does Good Like a Medicine" -- Laugh ... Laugh ... Laugh alot!  It's so good for you! Great Post Kathy Streib 

Jan 26, 2022 11:44 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Kathy, laughter is a great thing, especially these days!  And things could be sooooo much worse than they are!

Jan 28, 2022 07:16 PM