This past week, I spoke to a group called “Modern Man”. This is a group for men who are single parent fathers or who have part time custody of their children. We were talking about Coping, Trauma and Spirituality. Needless to say it was an interesting discussion. One of the things that I was reminded of was the place of humor in coping with what life throws at us. Like the Reader’s Digest column reminds us: Laughter, the Best Medicine.
There are all kinds of benefits according to the Mayo Clinic. In the short term, a good laugh enhances your intake of oxygen, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles and increases the endorphins. Laughter gives you a relaxed feeling and soothes tension. Laughter isn’t just a quick pick me up, it is also good for you long-term. It may improve your immune system, relieve pain and increase personal satisfaction in addition to improving your mood.
As this pandemic continues, or better put, endures, how important it is that we all keep our spirits up with a little humor!
So in the spirit of humor, let me leave you with a joke!
God is talking to one of his angels and says, “Do you know what I have just done? I have just created a 24-hour period of alternating light and darkness on Earth. Isn’t that good?” The angel says, “Yes, but what will you do now?” God says, “I think I’ll call it a day.”
Blessings for the coming week,