Laughter is one of the most honest things humans do. It’s pure and primal. And yes, sometimes it comes from a low and mean place but it’s also an expression of surprise, delight, and joy. I like to think that laughter cleanses the mental and emotional palate; putting our problems on pause. It’s not quite accurate to say that laughter lightens the load. Sometimes the best it can do is give you time to adjust how you’re carrying it.
Yes, I’d love to see you in the audience at one of my comedy shows, and I definitely think one of my humor books would look great in your bathroom. But truthfully, there are many ways you can and should put laughter into your life. Sad times will find you, so we have to be proactive about hunting down our happy. Luckily, I’m not hard to find.
My doctor presented me with two apples. She said they were fresh, homegrown in her garden, and pesticide free. And I said to her, “But doesn’t the pesticide make them taste better?” She blinked a few times, not knowing how to respond. Then she cracked a smile with an, “Oh you!” twinkle in her eyes and said, “I forgot you’re a comedian.” I should have charged her a co-pay.
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