I’m Grateful for Laughter

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

Thankful for Laughter


For the November AR Challenge Debe Maxwell, CRS asked us to write about those things we are grateful for. No doubt the gratitude list is long for each of us, and can easily exceed the 1 post per week that’s allowed.


So how does one decide?!


I wanted to write about something a little different, and not a topic I’ve written about before…so here it is.


I really like to laugh. Whether it’s something that I see, or hear, or read, or something from me personally, it makes me feel good. No, great! How about you?! I’m thankful for a good laugh…any time!


“Laughter is the best medicine in the world”

~ Milton Berle ~


Laughing out loud I truly believe this. It’s not just the physical changes that occur when you laugh (those endorphins they talk about that change how you feel), but it impacts you emotionally.


A good laugh can make you forget, perhaps briefly, about what was troubling you at the moment. It can take away anxiety and fear. It can ease your tension, and brighten a gloomy or disappointing day.


A good laugh is a pleasurable feeling, and it’s contagious. Don’t you often find that to be true?!


“A good time to laugh is anytime you can!”

~ Linda Ellerbee ~


Let’s face it, you feel good when you laugh, whether it’s about yourself or something someone has shared or done. It might be a joke someone told, a funny photo, a hilarious video, or a comedy routine. It could be an AR post, or a comment…or a real estate situation.


“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

~ Charlie Chaplin ~


And the ability to laugh is something we share as humans, across all cultures I think! People enjoy sharing things with others that make them laugh.


“I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh!”

~ Maya Angelou ~


I’m grateful for a good laugh, and for those that make me laugh. Bring it on…any time!

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Comments (18)

Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

That is so true, Jeff.

The sound of laughter is contagious. Sometimes I laugh because other people laugh even though I don't know what they're laughing about! 

I started to laugh when I first saw the title of your post! Haha..

Nov 20, 2022 01:06 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Aura Alex 

Laughter really IS contagious isn't it? I also find myself laughing when others laugh! LOL.


Nov 20, 2022 01:56 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternnon Jeff,

I love the topic you chose because laughter is the best medicine for everything! They say children laugh 400 times a day and adults only 15. Love your quotes!!

Nov 20, 2022 01:45 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

That's an interesting tidbit about laughing! Sounds pretty much on target to me!  Thanks for stopping by.


Nov 20, 2022 01:59 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Laughter is good in life, pumpkin warts and all. Keep Smiling Jeff....Jeff 😀

Nov 20, 2022 02:03 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Ha ha Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI 

I will - you do the same! Thanks for stopping by.


Nov 20, 2022 04:03 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff a good laugh makes everything seem better.  Some of us are fortunate to get a good laugh first thing in the morning when we look in the mirror ...... LOL

Nov 20, 2022 02:18 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

I totally get that as well George Souto . LOL.

It's important to be able to laugh at ourselves sometimes.


Nov 20, 2022 04:16 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If we couldn't laugh, life would suck. haha. Seriously! Laughter is an amazing thing and comes in handy quite often. Thank you for this post!

Nov 20, 2022 05:57 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

It IS an amazing thing Kat Palmiotti and so very needed...every day!

Thank you!


Nov 20, 2022 07:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I am in total agreement, Jeff!  Laughter is like the "apple a day" thing...it's good for you and can keep the doctors away. In fact, there's nothing I like better than a good belly laugh or to laugh so hard you cry. 

Nov 20, 2022 07:17 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Right on Kathy Streib A good laugh feels great!

Thank you!


Nov 20, 2022 07:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... I agree with Maya Angelou... I don't fully trust people who don't laugh. (I feel that way about people who don't like cats and dogs, too.)

Nov 21, 2022 04:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker I think Maya Angelou is right on target in her thinking!


Nov 21, 2022 09:04 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love laughter as well and we always seem to have some laughs together when we meet for lunch!

Nov 21, 2022 05:37 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

I agree Brian England  I sense some good laughter coming in the near future with you!


Nov 21, 2022 09:05 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Jeff,
Laughter truly is the best medicine. For some reason, your post reminded me of a time when someone I had not seen in a long time told me I hadn't aged a bit and wondered how I did that. I told them "I laugh when I want to cry".  LOL 

Seriously, I AM thankful for laughter and the people around me with a good sense of humor. I even like laughing at myself occasionally.

Nov 21, 2022 06:06 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

A good laugh is good for the soul and the psyche Carol Williams 

I think it's important to be able to laugh at yourself, at least now and then.


Nov 21, 2022 09:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jeff - laughter is good and its benefit can go beyond the immediate.  The act is so personal too.  It can be uniquely individual yet enjoyed with just one other person.  Additionally, there is something rather special when it is experienced as a group event.  It can be difficult to explain for such a simple expression.  Seemingly.   

Nov 21, 2022 06:40 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

All so very true Michael Jacobs It's a powerful mood changer, individually or in a group.


Nov 21, 2022 09:37 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Jeff.  To go thru life without enjoying the lighter side of it would be absolutely criminal.  Thanks for the post.  Mark

Nov 21, 2022 07:15 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

I think so, Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho I suspect there are some who do take things too seriously and don't enjoy a laugh.


Nov 21, 2022 09:39 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Laughter always puts a exclamation perspective to any smile my friend 🙂

Nov 21, 2022 04:35 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

That's a great way to think about it Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Thank you, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Nov 21, 2022 05:07 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

I read that young children laugh far more than adults.  Laughter is good medicine. Thanks for sharing a delightful post.

Nov 22, 2022 05:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thank you Leanne Smith 

Dorie Dillard Austin TX also pointed out that difference of laughter between children and adults. We should all laugh more!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Nov 22, 2022 10:56 AM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

Great post for the November Challenge Jeff, thanks for sharing.

Nov 22, 2022 08:04 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Glad you liked it Ben DeHaven 

Thank you, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Nov 22, 2022 10:57 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - Laughter is a powerful medicine.  This is a great entry for the challenge.  It does get tougher year after year to find a different topic.  You nailed this one!

Nov 22, 2022 04:19 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

I enjoy writing about some of the same things since, after all, I am thankful for them. But I try to mix it up a bit. My last entry will be a repeater of sorts.


Nov 22, 2022 04:55 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Jeff Dowler, CRS A wonderful post indeed, laughter is the best medicine. I had friends over for Thanksgiving and we laughed so hard and had a great time. You are so right 

Nov 29, 2022 03:23 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thank you for the kind words Hannah Williams  

Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday with lots of laughter - good for you!


Nov 29, 2022 05:28 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Milton Berle hasn't come to mind in YEARS, Jeff! I always loved his take on laughter and truly believe it keeps us young. I can't imagine life without it. 

Speaking of medicine, I do need a daily dose of laughter to keep me going!!!

Nov 29, 2022 10:39 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Debe Maxwell, CRS 

I think we all appreciate a good dose of laughter now and then...at least a few times a day works.


Dec 01, 2022 05:17 PM