One of the greatest stress relievers God has given humanity is the gift of laughter. It does not only make us feel better, but it actually releases healing through our body system. When we laugh, it restores, rejuvenates and renews what the pressures of life have taken out. “A happy heart is like a good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing.” When we are good-natured, happy and full of joy by taking time to laugh and play, it is like taking a good medicine. It helps us to stay healthy. People that laugh regularly are 40% less likely to have a heart attack than people who don’t laugh at best. Laughter triggers the right side of the brain which helps us release creativity and helps us to make better decisions. There is too much sickness in our world today and much of it is related to sadness, hurts and wounded hearts. Everything seems to relate to the fact that we have not learnt how to laugh enough. It takes less muscles to smile and many more when we frown, which eventually leads to premature ageing. Learn to laugh at yourself even at the supposed mistakes when you discover them. Laughter does not necessarily suggest a disposition of un-seriousness neither does frowning portrays soberness.
Most people in our world today are uptight, stressed and experience burn out most times. The best antidote during trials, difficult and challenging times is the blessing of laughter. God says at such times, “I’ve got a solution – cheer up in famine, laugh and keep your joy.” You can laugh your way to victory, to better health and great energy. The good news this week is that we can learn to develop a sprint in our steps as we simply put on a smile, with joy in our hearts, unshakeable faith and courage to conduct our business in the market place. God’s plans for our lives are for good. He has the answer to our every question. Knowing this, we can always laugh because the best days are ahead of us!