Isn’t it interesting how a laugh just bubbles up from inside you involuntarily?
Babies laugh. No one taught them. (I love listening to a baby giggle.)
We were born to giggle, laugh and shriek with delight. As we grow up we learn to squelch some of our reactions. We may not laugh as much and rarely shriek with delight. But when we do, it’s magic, it’s therapeutic.
I once asked God to help me make people laugh. I thought that would be the best thing ever. I’m no stand up comic, but when someone laughs at something I say, it’s the best.
I often laugh at myself. I think it’s a gift. I never take myself too seriously.
It’s also interesting that animals don’t laugh, not really. We are the creatures that express ourselves with a guffaw or chortle, a beautiful cacophony. (We love our animals, but what would you do if your pet belted out a side splitting hee hee ha ha ha?)
When I hear people laugh it makes me laugh too, and if I’m not with them, I want to join them.
My step-son Judah has the best laugh! When he laughs, no matter what it’s about i feel it rising up in me. He and his dad love to joke around and find things that they think are funny. Sometimes they relate the same joke or meme over and over, to them it’s hilarious every time. I love it.
There is a time and a season for everything. This season, laughter. I will embrace it and see the silly things that make me giggle and let it out. It’s good for the soul. It actually causes a beneficial chemical reaction in our brain and in turn the rest of our body.
I’ve listened to audio books that are written and narrated so well my kids ask me what I’m listening to in the bathroom (while i’m getting ready in the morning, of course) bursting out in intermittent cackles.
I’m so thankful we have such a gift, such a release as this.
So kick up your feet, watch some kids play, a stand up comedian or your favorite comedy. Let the serotonin flow and do something good for you and for those around you too. They may just want to join your party.