When we work through our losses it can feel like our lives can be too heavy to endure and we often find ourselves overwhelmed with our day to day life. One way Chris and I have found to help on those days is to take a laughter break and just be gentle with ourselves.
Since I had a chronic illness for well over 30 years, Chris and I have found ways of relieving some of the daily stress. One thing we do the hour or two before we go to sleep at night, we don’t watch the TV news since it is usually violent or depressing. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were at least one news station that reported all the good things people do or the funny things that happen in the world? That would be worth watching at nights. We also don’t watch any violent TV shows either. We watch lighthearted shows or comedies. When we go to bed we are fairly content and it helps us get a peaceful night’s rest.
The saying goes “laughter is the best medicine”. Laughter gives us a break from our pain. Laughing at something even for 30 seconds goes a long ways to healing our hearts. Having the ability to laugh tells me that even if I am feeling sad or I am stuck in grief, I’m capable of feeling happy and healthy. That 30 seconds of laughter will soon last for an entire minute.
Here is one of my favorite comedians. I hope you enjoy your laugh break for the day.
This is my entry to WordPress Daily prompt of Laughter.