Bet you didn’t know horses can laugh, did you? Okay, so I think we probably all agree that it is fun to laugh. Laughing is universal.
But maybe if you are reading this and you are one of the many who suffer from depression, you are wondering if laughing isn’t a little pointless. I mean, what difference is it really going to make in the long run?
That is what ‘Depression Getaway’ is built on; the idea that little differences can add up to make a BIG difference!
Laughing is only one of the ‘getaways’ we will look at. Now that we have agreed that it is fun to laugh, let’s take a quick look at why laughing is so good for us.
”Laughter is the Best Medicine” claims that laughter relaxes the whole body, boosts the immune system, triggers the release of endorphins, and protects the heart.
“Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, 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.
Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.”
Wow, and all of that is free! And with no nasty side effects! We cannot afford to put this tool, LAUGHTER, anywhere but at the TOP of our list of depression getaways.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Are you convinced yet? Are you willing to try this out? Still more proof to come next time.
I am so glad you stopped by today. Join me again at ‘Depression Getaway’ and together we will live, care, laugh, share, learn, discover, forgive and recover.
Don’t give up, I’m praying for you!