Laughter can cure a physical condition; it can and will positively affect an emotional condition, as well. Laughter ushers in a new perspective which gives vent to a changed attitude. And our attitude toward any situation, any individual, is all-powerful.
A negative, critical attitude toward our financial situation, toward our disease, toward our boss, or spouse, or children, determines how we feel moment by moment. In like manner, when we raise our sights, look at the world with lightness in our hearts, expecting to enjoy the day, the people, the activity, we’ll succeed.
Finding humor in a situation, any situation, prevents us from succumbing to feelings of powerlessness. Choosing a humorous response, opting to laugh at our situation, at any point in time, keeps our personal power where it belongs — with ourselves.
My emotional well-being depends on my active involvement in deciding who I am, right now. Deciding to chuckle rather than snarl will give me an unexpected emotional boost.
Source (modified): Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations
I absolutely cannot watch this video without laughing out loud, and I’ve seen it a ridiculous number of times over this past year. I watch it whenever I really need a smile.
I’m posting this again now because my daughter is getting married next week — yes, on Valentine’s Day — and I’d like her to remember that no matter what may not go according to plan, the ceremony will still be memorable!
I love you, Dianna! I welcome you as one of my own, Jared!