Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Get Results: laugh about the past
Get Results: laugh about the past

Laughter is one of mankind’s greatest gifts, it can get us though the toughest of times and situations.

The ability to laugh at yourself, lifts the burden of taking yourself and life too seriously.

It frees you from the worry of other people’s opinions about you; if you don’t seriously judge yourself, why should anyone else.

Sure our teenage years are all about fitting in, conforming with our social circles. It’s a time when we’re genetically wired to care about how others view us, but as we get older, we can appreciate our individuality a little bit more objectively.

We can relax our critical, judgmental side in favour of a more accepting, look-for-the-funny-side-of-this situation, disposition.

I used to take life far too seriously. I was in a very responsible management position, and played the role the way I thought it should be played, with a great deal of seriousness. I used to get really uptight about presenting the best impression to senior managers and peers.

There was another more junior manager that came along some time later, who was refreshingly lighthearted, a self -deprecating sort of bloke, who was popular because he was so easy going, jovial,and easy to work with. Sure he’d get the work done, and make sure he didn’t get taken advantage of, but he did it with humour and humility.

I learned a lot from him, and let go of my stuffiness, I worried less about what others thought of me, because I judged myself less harshly. It was amazing how less stressed and worried I became, it really was like a weight being lifted from my shoulders.

I now love to laugh, I try to find the funny side of any situation and am happy to laugh at the silly things I find myself saying and doing from time to time.

Get Results: laughter is the best medicine
Get Results: laughter is the best medicine

I came across this poem by Walterrean Salley that I really like, so I thought I’d share it with you here.

Laughter is infectious.
It is a joyful sound that
Once it starts ringing,
Passes all around.

Laughter is infectious.
Some folks have no clue
As to what another’s laughter
Could do unto you.

Laughter is infectious.
You can get it on a whim,
But chances of it harming
Are very, very slim.

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