Topic: Think Less and Laugh More
Laughter is an instant vacation.
When we laugh we momentarily forget all of our concerns and struggles. Laughter is wonderful! It energizes us and is one of the healthiest things we can do.
Sometimes we think toomuch, trying to figure too many things out, and we become so intense that we forget to laugh at ourselves as well as at many other things in life.
Laughter can pull a person out of depression and despair, and it can turn an ordinary day into a memorable one.
My daughter Laura and I seem to be able to laugh at almost anything. We are very different from each other in personality,
but our chemistry together is hilarious. Instead of being irritated by our differences, she thinks I am hilarious and I feel that way about her.
When we love people unconditionally, we can let them be themselves without being irritated by everything they do that is not the way we would do it.
I strongly urge you to find some people who make you laugh and spend more time with them.
Laughter is possibly more important than you know. Dave and I try to laugh as
much as we can.
God once told me that I did too much thinking. I was a pretty deep and intense person who wanted to understand all
of my actions as well as every person and event in my life.
My reasoning only left me confused. I wasted a lot of time trying to understand things that God wasn’t ready to explain yet. I had to get comfortable not knowing. Are you able to do that?
Can you not know the answer to something and go ahead and enjoy your day, or are you like I was, deep and intense and
I am grateful that God has helped me form the happy habit, and I pray you will begin right away developing yours if you have not already done so.
The average child laughs 150 times a day, while the average adult only laughs four to eight times a day.
It is no wonder that God tells us in His Word that we must become like little children. Mark Twain said that our most effective weapon is laughter. You may be thinking, “Well, Joyce, you
just don’t know how unhappy my life is, and if you did, you wouldn’t be telling me to laugh.” I realize there are tragic
things that happen in life and certainly times when laughter
would not be appropriate, but there are many things that we let
make us sad when it would be better if we laughed more.