WOW Word-Of-the-Week #521: Laugh

July 31, 2014 by  

Laughto show or feel amusement or good humor.

How often do you laugh? Do you laugh every day? Do you ever laugh when you are all by yourself?

Thank you to everyone who gave such positive feedback on WOW #517 on self-awareness. This week I am sharing what Kim so eloquently responded by writing, “I found that if I laugh for no reason, other than to knock me out of my mood, it really helps.

Sometimes when I am driving and find myself worrying about all the things I need to do, image003 (3)didn’t do, want to do, have to do, etc… and I notice I am scowling or some such worrisome position, I start laughing really loud, until I feel the tension melt away, and then something funny pops into my head; or I find myself funny that I am worrying about things that I can’t do anything about at that moment and am wasting looking at the world in wonderment. Immediately I feel healing energy and cells flowing through me, and thinking, WOW, I was letting something trivial damage my well-being, health.

Then, I laugh, ha ha, not happening now! I am joyful and free and taking back over the command of my own destiny. I laugh because I am having fun in my life. Because if I am not enjoying and having fun with my life, there is no one to blame but myself!! 

I make it a point to look for moments to laugh, much the same way people look for a way to validate their bad mood, I only want to validate a good mood, even when I think I am in a bad mood!

Instead of “I just know something is going to go wrong”, I think, “I just know something funny is going to happen!” Just knowing/thinking that brings a smile to my face in anticipation, and I notice that other folks might venture a smile when they see me smile.

This week’s focus is on how many times you laugh. Do you think you could laugh when you are worried about something? Do you remember the last time you had a really good belly laugh? Have you ever laughed so hard you cried? Do you remember how good that felt?

 

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