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Laughter is the Best Medicine.....

And it's FREE!!! Hehe haha hoho!

Did that make you smile, laugh, or roll your eyes?

Laughter decreases stress improves your mood, and makes you more resilient. Laughter is also good for your relationships. Laughter serves as a powerful tool and is a safety valve for dealing with conflict and reducing tension when emotions are running high.

Here are just a FEW of the scientific benefits of laughter and humor.

Laughter can:

  • Relieve pain. Laughter causes the body to produce its own natural painkillers.

  • Improve your mood and decrease depression and anxiety. Laughing with others releases endorphins, natural substances that make you feel better and happier. Laughter can lessen depression and anxiety.

  • Brings people closer together. Laughter binds people together. It’s contagious. Couples who laugh together report having better relationships.

  • New perspective. Studies show that our response to stressful events can be altered by whether we view something as a threat or a challenge. Humor can give us a new perspective and help us view the situation as a challenge and thus less threatening. It can help one reframe a problem.

  • Reduce tension and cortisol. A hearty laugh stimulates circulation and muscle relaxation. This helps reduce the physical symptoms of stress. According to Professor Sophie Scott, a neuroscientist at University College, London who studies laughter…" laughter can decrease the body's production of cortisol, a hormone released by the adrenal glands into the bloodstream at times of stress. High levels of cortisol have been linked to weight gain and memory loss.”

  • Improve your immune system. “Negative thoughts manifest into chemical reactions that can affect your body by bringing more stress into your system and decreasing your immunity. By contrast, positive thoughts can actually release neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially more--serious illnesses.”(

  • Increase resilience. A sense of humor can help one bounce back from adversity. Laughing at our mistakes helps us to recognize making errors is part of life.

How can I laugh when my life is in shambles? .................I'm glad you asked!!

Here are a few ways you can get this FREE medicine:

  • Act silly on purpose! It’s a great way to force yourself to laugh – either alone or with friends and family. Do a silly dance, put on a crazy hat, talk in a funny accent – the sky’s the limit! And don’t shy away from sharing your embarrassing moments with your friends and family. It’s a surefire way to have a good laugh.

  • Seek out funny viewing experiences. Watch funny shows or movies on TV. If you usually watch crime shows, dramas, news, or sports, try to watch something funny. And when possible, go to a comedy club in person, or see a funny movie in a theater where laughing is contagious.

  • And instead of scrolling through depressing videos and articles online, dedicate a part of each day to watching funny videos that make you laugh. Perhaps you love silly panda bear videos? Videos of babies giggling? Kittens squeezing themselves into small spaces? Websites full of jokes? Find what makes you laugh and search for it often.

This might all seem too simple and not technical and deep enough to warrant your time or attention, but if you get tired of being tired, too down, and depressed to care about tomorrow or just need an uplifting moment PLEASE TRY IT!

It is commonly said, "Smile and the world smile with you" ! I have proven that time and time again and even got comments from grouchy-looking people about how beautiful my smile is. Well, that won't be everybody's testimony (lol) but smile anyway! You'll feel better!


And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 30:5(b)

Grace & Peace

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