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Learn to Laugh
(I borrowed this one from my friend, Bill Burch.)
Do you know that people who laugh live longer? It's true. Proverbs 13:30 says,
"A relaxed attitude lengthens a man's life." (TBL)
Humor is an amazing thing. It's a tension dissolver. It's an antidote to anxiety. It's just like a tranquilizer, but without any troublesome side effects. And it's free! You don't even need a prescription.
Laughter is life's shock absorber. If you want to have less stress in your life, learn to laugh at your circumstances. Somehow, you must find the fun in the frustrating.
Someone once ask President Lincoln how he handled all the stresses of the Civil War. He said, "If it hadn't been for laughter, I could not have made it." Many famous comedians grew up in poor neightborhoods with lots of problems. They coped with their troubles by learning to laugh and making other laugh.
So learn to laugh. If you can laugh at it, you can live with it. And besides, if you learn to laugh at your troubles, you'll never run out of anything to laugh at! Life is full of funny situations. Will Rogers once said, "I don't know any jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." Proverbs 17:22 says, "Being cheerful keeps you healthy." (GNB) We all need to develop a sense of humor.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Psalms 2:4,
"The One enthroned in heaven laughs." Isn't that a great verse. God has a sense of humor. God laughs!
Have you even seen the face of an orangutan? God thought that one up. That proves he has a sense of humor. Do you want to be more like God. Learn to laugh. A sense of humor can preserve your sanity.
So take my advice: acquire a sense of humor. Learn to laugh. It's relaxing and healing and a buffer to all the stress the world throws your way.
You are Blessed. . .Be a Blessing!
Great Days Ahead!
Thanks Bill for letting me pass this on.