Laughter is the best option

Moments after I realised that it was air freshener and not deodorant I realised also that the best response was simply to laugh!  

The ability to laugh at situations and to find humour amidst the challenges of life is one of the keys to remaining sane and moving towards success.  It has been found that laughter is a ‘wonder drug’ which has been proven to:J       combat stress J       reduce pain by releasing endorphins (the body’s natural painkiller) J       have a positive effect on the cardiovascular & respiratory systems J       relax muscles J       boost the immune system by increasing the level of T cells & lowering serum cortisol helping promote a positive outlook J       help people cope with difficult situations J       help creative decision making J       create bonds between people  

The bible said this a long time ago “A merry heart does good, like medicine” Prov 17:22  

So if laughter really is the best medicine then how often are we ensuring that we receive the correct dosage?  Some of us have forgotten the simple pleasure of finding the joy and fun which is available in this life.  Others are weighed down by challenges and problems which are beyond their capacity to bear.

 I do not make light of your difficulty or the obstacles you face, I am simply suggesting an antidote to the poison which comes through pain.  I encourage you today… 

“Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”     Nehemiah 8:10 

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