Laughter is indeed the best medicine.
I spent over two hours on a Zoom call with a wonderful lifelong friend who is going through some rough patches in life but we managed to turn her news of thoughts of a divorce into riotous laughing, talking about nothing more than dumb shit. We laughed so hard my sides ached.
Laughter is cathartic, so good for the soul and people who don’t laugh or have someone in their lives with whom to laugh are missing what I think is the key to longevity.
Sad are the curmudgeons in this world who always look for the bad in something. I’ve always been a laugher. My mother was too. She loved a good joke. I’d say of my handful of really good friends, only a couple are serial laughers. I don’t know if there’s a laugh or funny gene or why some people have a sense of humor and others don’t, but for me laughter keeps me sane when the world seems crumbling down around us.
So go, do, and have a hearty laugh today!