Laughter is a natural adrenaline rush. It increases our energy and generally lifts the spirits of all involved. We often hear that laughter is the best medicine, but can it be prescribed to anyone? Although most drugs affect people differently, laughter remains the same. It’s credited with a number of psychological and physical benefits; from strengthening our immune systems to bringing joy into our lives.
Having a sense of humor will turn a lot of dull moments into memorable ones. That’s one of the reasons we are attracted to funny people. Humor isn’t merely about telling jokes, it’s the way we view the world. Situations don’t generate our stress, it’s the meaning we place on the situation. Have you ever wondered how some people are able to laugh in the face of danger and adversity? Laughter fuels personal empowerment and provides a sense of control. Laughter and humor is a release, an expression, a new perspective and a reminder that life really isn’t that bad. To quote Mark Twain, “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.”