Speaking of laughter...I recently saw this photo and quote from an awesome, inspiring woman...
I have to say I agree wholeheartedly! I laugh often and sometimes inappropriately...if I am upset or nervous I may laugh as an alternative to something worse...please do not think me insensitive. It has always been much to my dismay that I do not have a "girly" or sweet laugh...no, I am loud and boisterous in my laughter and speech. People have approached me and said, "I knew it was you...I heard your laugh" (blush, blush) They tell me it is a compliment.
Last month, I went on a most fabulous "girl's retreat and as you can guess there was much laughter. We laughed so much our muscles ached...it sure did feel good. We had a session of Laughter Yoga...again it really works your muscles and gets oxygen into your lungs! I am pretty sure if you watch the video below you may actually start laughing! The body and brain apparently do not know the difference between "real" and forced laughter. Perhaps a little laughter can turn your day around...I needed some and now I am smiling again.
In a world where there is too much ugliness I prefer to find the humor in any given situation. Obviously everything cannot be cured by laughter...hugs and kindness help as well. My true core personality is that of a pessimist, negative thinker...I make a conscientious effort to be positive, to look for the good and to laugh often. When I cannot or will not do it for myself...I surround myself with my tribe of beautiful, lovely spirited friends.
Laughter truly is the best medicine. Go have a laugh, it's on me...won't cost a you anything (well, except maybe a little dignity, which is overrated anyway)