I can’t tell you how much I love to laugh or even how often I do it. It’s one of the greatest highs I have the pleasure of feeling pretty much every single day. Now I do admit, sometimes I laugh in the most inappropriate of times… but usually I do very well in smothering it. (as you can clearly see in this picture. I was helping my friend with her photography project.)
I can find the most insignificant things funny and my friends will look at me as if I’ve completely lost my mind. The reason I say it’s one of the greatest “highs” for me is literally because when I start to laugh, and I mean REALLY laugh, I might as well have smoked something because there’s no stopping me once it’s begun.
That’s probably why my friends get a kick out of it because I make a complete fool of myself when I’m in that state. They actually have to give me a few minutes to compose myself. However, it’s the best feeling whenever I have those bursts of laughter. They’re the kind that have me wiping away tears and holding my aching stomach although, I also enjoy the ones that are less dramatic.
I honestly think everyone should laugh at least once a day. Whether it’s talking to a friend or watching a video on your phone or on your TV, it’s something that will instantly make you feel better even if you haven’t been having a rough day. It gives you this weightless feeling and it’s also a reminder that you can still smile through whatever you may be dealing with.
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.Audrey Hepburn
A perfect example is a very close friend of mine has been going through a rough stage in his life. We’ve been calling each other often the past couple of months but although the phone calls may start off with a heavy, tearful conversation, it has always ended with the both of us laughing our asses off.
Think about it: have you ever not felt, at least, a tiny bit better after you’ve laughed at something? Doesn’t your day get somewhat brighter after letting out a good laugh? Hell, do it in your room by yourself if you have to. There isn’t one day that goes by (unless he’s not home) that we don’t hear laughter in my house that comes from my brother’s room because he’s always laughing at something.
Embrace the high
I’m the kind of person that will most likely join you if I hear your laughter. Not all the time and especially when it’s not my place but I’ll let out a genuine chuckle if I’m around you and you find something funny. If I’m being honest, I enjoy being a part of the laughter and feel left out when I’m not because any chance I have the opportunity to laugh, I want to take it!
So take advantage of those funny moments. Sometimes a good cathartic laugh is just the medicine you need to feel that burst of energy, that strong motivation and that healthy reminder that you’re going to be OK. Embrace the high and give in to the weightless feeling that comes with letting go and letting it out.