I try to have a good old laugh as often as I can. What about you?
Ok – Sometimes we just don’t feel like it – but that’s when we need it the most.
Anyway Today is :
National Belly Laugh Day.
So there’s no excuse.
Question is :
What makes you laugh?
I don’t mean that wry smile or a bit of a chuckle. I mean a side splitting, gut wrenching, tears rolling down your face – belly laugh?
What immediately springs to mind for me, is the company of my darling daughter Alice. I can totally relax in her company and be myself. We also have the same warped sense of humour and I think that really helps.
The photo in this post was snapped at a terribly sad time in both our lives. My Darling Dad had died very recently and this photo was taken the night before his funeral.
We were reminiscing – remembering Dad at his finest. I can’t remember quite what triggered us – but something did; but we were able to remember him with humour and love in our hearts.
It’s funny – because my son Jack has such a dry wit – just like my Dad did … the similarities in their sense of humour are uncanny (and terribly reassuring too.)
So even when you are going through some trying times – especially then – you need to find some respite from the struggling… something to make you laugh and ultimately feel better about life.
They do say …
“Laughter is the best medicine.”
Why? Well, here’s the sciencey bit.
You see, Laughter :
✔️ gets the blood pumping
✔️ it releases feel-good hormones
✔️ increases the oxygen levels in the blood.
Laughter improves your emotional, physical and mental health.
That’s a bold claim Cai!
Well just think about it … having a laugh :
✔️ makes you feel less alone – part of something good
✔️ boosts your mood
✔️ relieves pain & tension (that’s the endorphins at work)
✔️ reduces the feelings of stress
✔️ boosts your immune system
✔️ it replaces the negative emotions with something more positive
✔️ and above all – it reduces Anxiety (because laughter is best shared and being with people who make you feel good, lowers the “fight or flight” stress responses)
Not only that … but it pulls people together… it’s contagious.
Hoorah to ALL that!
So how are you going to bring more laughter into you day – better still, your life?
Because, whatever it is … Do more of what makes you happy :
✔️ find the right people
✔️ smile more
✔️ count your blessings
✔️ search online for comedy (you won’t laugh at it all – but you will find something that floats your boat)
✔️ there’s even laughter yoga classes
✔️ play with the kids
✔️ allow yourself to let go
It’s all out there – you just have to want to find it; the trick is … don’t take yourself too seriously.
Much Love 💕
P.S. I googled “Worlds Funniest Joke”.
Humour is different for all of us. But here are 2 jokes from my search.
Get the Message?
An Alsatian went to a telegram office and wrote: “Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof.” The clerk examined the paper and told the dog: “There are only nine words here. You could send another ‘Woof’ for the same price.” “But,” the dog replied, “that would make no sense at all.”
How’s about this ?
True love lasts forever
It’s the World Cup Final, and a man makes his way to his seat right next to the pitch. He sits down, noticing that the seat next to him is empty. He leans over and asks his neighbour if someone will be sitting there. ‘No,’ says the neighbour. ‘The seat is empty.’ ‘This is incredible,’ said the man. ‘Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Final and not use it?’ The neighbour says, ‘Well actually the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first World Cup Final we haven’t been to together since we got married.’ ‘Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that. That’s terrible….But couldn’t you find someone else, a friend, relative or even a neighbour to take her seat?’ The man shakes his head. ‘No,’ he says. ‘They’re all at the funeral.’
Ok … and I quite liked this one too …
Kid vs barber
A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer. ‘This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it you.’ The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, ‘Which do you want, son?’ The boy takes the quarters and leaves. ‘What did I tell you?’ said the barber. ‘That kid never learns!’ Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. ‘Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?’ The boy licked his cone and replied, ‘Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!’