Monday, October 3, 2016
Irresistibly Contagious Laughter
Daily Gratitude Year 4-Day 277: Today, I am grateful laughter is irresistibly contagious.
Isn't that true. Nothing lowers the blood pressure and brings down a stressful situation more than laughter. The moments that go completely wrong can be re-framed and endured through laughter.
Children - as they learn their language skills- are an infinite source of laughter. Listening to a baby belly laugh is definitely contagious.
I have seen laughter erupt at what seems, inappropriate times, but it simply a way of coping. God gave us the gift of laughter. Laughter can carry us through struggles and make our celebrations sweeter.
The first mention of laughter I found was Genesis 21:6:
And Sarah said, “God has made for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.”
The discovery that you are pregnant for the first time in old age. Isaac's pregnancy and safe arrival must have been a time of wonder for Abraham and Sarah... but also a time of laughter.
"Then our mouth was filled with , and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The has done great things for them.”"-Psalm 126:2
Laughter can be a response to overwhelming goodness or a part of expressed relief the end of a struggle.
"A joyful is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." -Proverbs 17:22
Today, I am grateful laughter is irresistibly contagious.