I am thankful for laughter!
Proverbs 15:13 , 15; 17:22
"A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed...All the days of the afflicted are bad, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast...A joyful heart is good medicine [the Hebrew says, 'causes good healing'] but a broken spirit dries up the bones."
"Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nation, "The Lord has done great things for them."
Who doesn't appreciate a good laugh...the knee-slapping, rib-aching belly laugh. Laughter is so infectious. Go ahead, start with a big smile, then start to chuckle, are you laughing yet? Our grandson smiles so big that we can't see his eyes. Where is your big smile? Come on! A smile will increase your face value!
Laughter is truly good medicine. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use!
Heavenly Father, How good it is to laugh. Thank you, Father, for times of glad heartedness, joy, and laughter that lifts our spirits and lightens our days. Thank You for providing us with such a great safety valve. Thank you for surrounding us with "funny, light-hearted people" who do lift our spirits. Help us to remember to not take life too seriously and remind us of the necessity of a cheerful spirit." In Jesus Name, Amen