When WAS the last time you were actually “laughing out loud”?
Laughing, as we all know, is joy or happiness that is shown in our appearance or expression. It is a an unconscious vocalization of our feelings.
- Increase muscle tone
- Triggers endorphins which are natural painkillers
- Lowers blood pressure
- Boosts immune function
- Strengthens the cardiovascular system and circulation
- Increases oxygen in the body
- Reduces stress
- Increases the feeling of well being in your life
Do you purposefully choose activities that will make you laugh? For example, watching comedic sitcoms, reading the funnies (do people get the newspaper any more?), etc…
Today I received an email full of one line “Maxine” jokes meant to bring a smile to my face. Here are a few:
- Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
- Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.
- Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew up.
- They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken.
- A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand times the memory.
- Ever get the feeling your stuff strutted off without you?
- I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
- My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn’t.
- It’s scary when you start making the same noises as your coffeemaker
- I don’t iron. If I’m not wrinkle-free, why should my clothes be?
- Every notice how people who tell you to calm down…are the ones who got you mad in the first place?
- I keep hitting ‘escape,’ but I’m sitll here.
I enjoyed them, but none of them really gave me that full and hearty belly laugh. That type of laughing is contagious. You don’t even have to know why the person is laughing and you still feel the urge to laugh yourself. If I really want to laugh, I pull up a video of Jeff Dunham, the ventriloquist. If you have no idea who I am talking about, check him out on the web at the link below. It is definitely worth the time!
For my Aunt Barbara who probably needs this deciphered…ROFLOL means Rolling On Floor Laughing Out Loud (wink).