June 10, 2019
Word of the Week: Laughter
Laughing is one of my favorite parts about being alive. It fuels me in ways that nothing else does. I consciously surround myself with people who make me laugh. My partner. My friends. My clients. Even my therapist. The unifying thread with all the relationships I hold near and dear is that we laugh together. A lot.
Like this text thread with my friend…we just can’t wait to laugh with each other!!
The cool thing about laughter is that it requires a sense of shared humanness. To laugh with someone means you’ve tapped into a part of yourself that can relate to the experience of another. It’s a way of communicating that goes beyond words. It’s the gift of being able to say “Girl, I get it.” Without the shame. Without the pity. Just love, understanding, and dash of humor at how ridiculous it is to be human sometimes.
As Andrew and I always say: “If you can’t laugh, you’ll cry.” Usually, I do both. 😂
To boost the amount of laughter in my life, I’ve been filling up my Instagram feed, Netflix queue, and podcast list with comedians and other people who make me laugh. It’s been one of the best things I’ve done for my mental health. Life doesn’t need to be so serious.
Here are some of my fave things that are making me LOL these days:
Ask Yourself: What can I do to maximize the number of times I laugh this week?
Weekly Mantra: Laughter is good for the soul