benefits of laughter

The Beauty of Laughter

We all eventually reach a breaking point in the amount of stuff we can handle at once. I am a pretty patient and non-dramatic person, unless we are talking make-up, then I’m all about the drama! I have high tolerance for the B.S. that I can put up with before things really start to affect me and I have recently been pushed to those limits.

From issues with friendships, to second thoughts about schooling and things related to blogging, to medical issues, there is a lot that’s been put on my plate all at once. I am not complaining, because my family is healthy and happy and there are so many other positive things going on as well… But, it hasn’t been easy.

“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”
― Veronica Roth –  Tweet this.

I was browsing through Facebook and saw this shared article about a woman growing roots in her lady parts after she used a potato as birth control… I know, so disgusting! Who the heck decides to do that out of all the options woman have these days? It’s so gross but I could not stop laughing at it. I could not even read the article for the most part because it’s the most ridiculous and one of the nastiest things I have seen in a long time.

Even thinking about it and sharing it with you all, I am still laughing out loud about it. My oldest daughter probably thinks I am so nuts staring at a silent computer screen cracking up. She will understand these days as she gets older.

Later on, I was talking to my older brother on the phone who is also having a rough go of it lately. After we swapped stories, he gladly informed me that my events were much worse than his and that he feels much better after talking to me. I can always count on my wonderful brother for his support and a great laugh:)

Of course, since I was in a better mood from all of that, my husband got home and topped off the night with his ridiculous jokes and cheesy pick-up lines. It felt good to be able to enjoy his humor that I was missing out on in letting my frustrations get the better of me. I was happier in this picture when I was 6 months pregnant then I have been lately… laughing creates some of the best memories!

mike joanna mobley wedding

I think after all of the drama, negativity and just cruddy stuff that has been going on in my life lately, it was just time for me to have a good laugh, and in my case, at multiple times throughout the day.

Not only did having a good laugh cheer me up in that moment, it made me feel better in other ways as well. It gave me some motivation to pull myself together and get things on track again as well as gave me some energy to actually want to get out there and live life in a positive way.

It isn’t just me that thinks laughter is good for you. WebMd researchers have said that, “laughter just might be the best medicine, helping you feel better and putting that spring back in your step.” I would have to agree with them:)

If you are having a hard time lately with anything and everything, and life just seems to be handing you a pile of junk over and over and over again… it will get better!

Try to enjoy time with someone who makes you laugh and who you know will always make things brighter and better! Don’t let the issues that others are bringing into your life cause you to miss our on the joy of the things that are right in front of you.

mom and baby laughing

*Cheers to laughter being the best medicine*

joanna at motherhood and merlot