What makes you laugh? What makes me laugh? What is laughter? To laugh is to show emotion with a chuckle or an explosive vocal sound. To laugh also implies finding amusement or pleasure in something.

Do you find things to laugh about easily? I use to be able to laugh easily, but not so much anymore. Especially not since Covid-19 and it’s mandatory protocols have been in place.

It is said that laughter is the best medicine. Do you find that to be true in your own life? I wish it was that easy to laugh. Sometimes life’s circumstances just make it more difficult to happen.

What are the benefits of being laughing? There are several benefits divided into three categories which include Physical, mental, and social.

The physical benefits include strengthening your immune system, boosting your mood, and diminishing pain. Laughter relaxes the whole body, burns calories, protects your heart, and triggers the release of endorphins.

The mental benefits include easing anxiety, adding joy, improves your mood, lightens your burdens, inspires hope, and keeps you focused and alert. It also helps to release anger and enables you to forgive more easily and sooner.

The social benefits consists of strengthening relationships, enhancing teamwork, and aids in defusing conflict.

What are some ways that you can encourage laughter? Just a few ways involve watching a funny movie, reading a funny story, laughing at oneself, and not dwelling on the negative.

The Bible mentions laugh, laughter, and joy in several places in both the Old and New Testaments.

Genesis 21:6 “Gos has brought me laughter, and every who hears about this will laugh with me.”

Proverbs 17:22 says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”

Ecclesiastes 3:4 (ESV) “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;”

And in Philippians 4:4 (ESV) it states, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, Rejoice.”

In conclusion, we learn that the Bible states that we should laugh & it us good medicine. We’ve learned that there are many benefits to our physical, mental, and social well-being for laughter. We’ve also learned that we should look on the positive aspect of our circumstances and take time to laugh at ourselves, a movie, a book, or with a friend.

Take time in your day to laugh. Keep a positive outlook. God bless.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: