Laughter is the Best Medicine

laughter4I love laughing like nothing else. It is by far the best high ever. Okay, may be a close tie with the adrenaline after a good workout, but for this blog, we will just say it’s the best!

I find I absolutely love to belt out a loud cackle of a laugh anywhere, anytime. (People tell me my laugh is not exactly subtle…)

laughter1Last night at about 12:35 am, in a total silence of a house, in the candlelit dark, while watching a DVR’d episode of Katie Couric’s talk show, she made me laugh out loud…hard.

So loud and sudden, that I pulled a side groin muscle. I could not stop laughing for about ten to twenty seconds and was laughing even harder that I hurt myself laughing.

It was great. I guess that’s what you can call bust a gut!

Laughter is a wonderful thing. I love to hear others laugh. It will always make me smile or laugh. It is a precious sound. I love how laughing can just make life sweeter. A day on the job in a serious (and usually negative) workplace can just be better by laughter. Laughter among friends telling stories around a dinner table or over cocktails. Laughter while watching a television show or movie. Laughter while listening to the radio. The sweet sounds of laughter can come from almost anything.

I usually laugh out loud but if I get going, my laughs go silent. And for some reason, sometimes I clap. Is it to help you breathe because you’re trying to catch your breath?

It was during hard times that I had yet to divulge to my coworkers, where I had to go to work and pretend all was well. I remember I laughed everyday. Good loud belting out laughter.laughter2

I remembered thinking that going through the hardest time in my life, I could still find a way to genuinely laugh practically everyday. It made me love laughter even more. And I realized the importance of humor through all of life: the good, the bad, the ugly.

I laugh at me. I laugh at others. I laugh at life.

As Charlie Chaplin said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

So get your giggles on today!

What have you laughed at today?

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