Try To Laugh Every Day!
Laughter can heal even if it’s for a short time to escape our problems.
I did a radio podcast this month for Taboo-ty: Colorectal Podcast talking about that it is ok to laugh in difficult situations.
Research has shown that humor gives us an overall benefit. Hang out with funny people, watch humorous YouTube clips, funny movies, and you can always laugh at yourself! I have never ending material there!
Years ago I was called by a woman who had read my first book, If the Battle is Over, Why Am I Still in Uniform? She complimented me, told me we lived in the same city and like me, she had small children in grade school and was dealing with colon cancer. With one exception, hers was stage 4 and mine was over, I was cured.
I agreed to speak at her cancer support group the next week. ” Come make people laugh, we can use it, Teresa said. I was up for the task. When I entered the room, a man came up and said, “I find it hard to believe we can laugh about cancer, I lost my beautiful daughter last year to colon cancer.” I’m so sorry, ” I stammered. “I hope you’ll feel it was worth your efforts coming today” No words could ever comfort him. I felt tremendous pressure but decided to do my usual stories that are real experiences that make people laugh. Afterward, he came up to me, hugged me and said, “I wish my wife would have come with me today. You made me see that we could still laugh even though we were dealing with a serious issue. Thanks for coming today.” I walked away thankful that at least I lightened up his hour.