Laughter is the best medicine. Isn’t that what the old wives tale tells us? I’ve needed some laughter this week. I’m working really hard, and putting in a lot of hours. Combine that with obstinate teens, normal household routines, etc., and it means I’m less humorous than normal.
“I believe that if people can get more laughter in their lives, they are a lot better off,” says Steve Wilson, MA, CSP, a psychologist and laugh therapist. “They might be healthier too.”
Reserach, while still in early stages, shows laughter is good for mind and body. Laughter increases blood flow, decreases blood sugar levels, improves immune responses, and helps us get better sleep. It also increases our heart rate to levels, as if we’d worked out. Yet, that’s still murky. However, I know how I feel after laughing. My entire outlook improves, and I know it improves the outlook of others in my life.
I’ve been turning to some of my favorite images to make me laugh. It lightens my mood, helps me sleep better, and helps people that like me continue liking me. That’s right, as much as I hate to admit it, there are times I’m just not likeable. That’s when I try to pull the adorable card on my family, and my friends wonder why I’ve clammed up. It’s not them.. it’s me. And laughter helps me shake what ever it is that has put a bee in my bonnet.
Today, I’m sharing some images that make me laugh every single time I see them. My sense of humor is pretty dry, so if you don’t get them, that’s cool. However, if you have pictures that make you bust a gut laughing, I’d love to see them.