We live in the real world. Real problems, that can bring hardship, loss, disappointment, regret, shame and a host of other very negative emotional stress. Circumstances vary for all people, but the struggle is real.
When disappoint becomes a mountain. Bruises from people who offer rejection, and pain that digs deep into your heart and mind.
When the sleepless nights won’t let up, tears flow with ease like an open faucet…..
JOY does come in the morning. God tells us that laughter is a good medicine.
Does life seem to difficult to bear from the rough times you have been going through? It’s time to leave that behind. Yes, leave it. Is it easy to wallow in that muck, or better to take one stop into happiness. One steps leads to another, and another until you are once again on the mountain top. Find it, it belongs to you – today! If you notice I highlighted the letters in each paragraph to say WWJD. Kinda worked out that way – because JESUS is JOY. Jesus brings life and he gives it to us in abundance. More than enough, not stuck in the rut of the junk that happens. I know too well, stuff happens in life that can suck the life out of ya. Loss of a husband, children by way of death. Yeah, big ones. Getting older, loss of body function that was so healthy and strong, decides to break down one day from the stressors I suppose. Friendships lost. Family problems to deal with. Loss of a home, job and the list goes on. You get the idea… you fill in the blanks for what has happened to you personally. If you are walking through the valley of death, of which doesn’t mean dying physically, but the death of circumstances like a friend did you wrong, a coworker got the promotion and raise you had been working towards and just knew was yours…… or whatever it may be… own it for the moment. Feel the sorrow and pain. But then dust yourself off, (and I am totally speaking to myself right now), put on your big people pants and suck it up buttercup – and LAUGH at that THING that has groped you for too long. Find laughter from children playing at a park, animals who do silly things, a good comedy act or movie, a silly song from long ago (like the Monster Mash) that makes you smile.
I’m tired of being tired when life goes south and sours my soul. Enough is Enough, as Babs and Donna Summer sang. Moving out of the mire and into GOd’s marvelous light. Joy. Comes. Today.
Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
Heres a cute video of kids and silly activities that happen –
Laughter is a good medicine !