Laughter is infectious and contagious. Far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. 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.
Today, for Day 7 of the 25 Days of Giving, we focused on making people laugh. It all started when I put Erica’s coat on after church. I was holding it for Erica as she attended to other business. I decided to put it on as I waited for her. The coat was tight. The sleeves obviously were way too short. The fuzzy hood made me look like Bigfoot as I walked around and waved to others. They smiled. They laughed. For that moment, laughter and joy had taken control. For that instant, maybe the world’s problems and heartaches were gone.
There were many other instances of laughter today. Kenna made friends laugh at lunch after church. We acted silly in the drive-thru at McDonald’s and got a chuckle from the young lady giving us our drinks. We made each other laugh as I practiced my lines for the upcoming church play. And at tonight’s play practice, we laughed hard as others made mistakes or cracked funnies.
Laughter is contagious. Laughter is important. Laughter is needed. Today we laughed, and made others laugh, and it felt really good.
Tomorrow is Day 8 and we will be making a book donation. We hope you will join us and give the gift of reading tomorrow.