7 Sep

“Laughter is God’s blessing.”  ~ Joseph Prince

When I was young, I used to look forward to the arrival of the Reader’s Digest.  I would read it from cover to cover.  The first thing I would always do was go to Humor in Uniform, Life in the United States, and Laughter is the Best Medicine.  I really enjoyed the jokes and quips.

Anyone who knows me knows that I like to laugh.  I like to joke around.  I like to look at the humorous side of life.  I think that laughter and humor can be very healing things.  Humor and laughter help to cut the ice when things are too tense.  I agree with Reader’s Digest that laughter truly is the best medicine.

Laughter does much for us physically.  It helps to regulate blood pressure.  It helps to promote pain relief.  It helps to reduce stress and tension.  It does all of these things without the use of medications.  That can definitely be called a bargain.

Some people are afraid to laugh.  They think others will look down on them or consider them immature.  I don’t think they can be further from the truth.  Laughing lets other people know that you have a sense of humor and that you are approachable.  Laughing lets other people know that you are someone to whom they can go when they are stressed.  Laughing signals that you are available to others.

Really.  Laughter does all of that and more.  I think that is why laughter is a blessing.  Don’t be afraid to laugh today.

FAITH ACTION:  Keep your eyes open for the humorous things in your life and take the time to thank God for them.