"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones."~Psalm 17:22
Last week seemed to be one of the toughest weeks of my life. As I went through some of my daily tasks it was if things just kept going wrong. I spent one whole night worrying and feeling discouraged, but during the early hours of the morning I realized that this was not helping. So, I prayed and felt sudden peace in knowing that God had my back and was with me through this tough situation. As I started regaining my strength and hope...I went back to my daily tasks feeling so much better.
Today as I sat at a basketball tournament laughing with my son and his teammates at 9:30 in the morning, I was reminded how things looked a few hours before. I didn't feel like laughing or even smiling because I was consumed with worrying. It's something about the morning that makes things seem so much better and gives us a sense of "restarting/renewal!" Sitting at this basketball tournament with these young boys was the best day ever. Hours and hours of laughter really renewed my soul and made me feel wonderful. So, as the scripture I shared says, laughter was like a medicine for me. It lifted my downcast spirit, mood, demeanor, or whatever you want to call it. I laughed so hard I had tears streaming down my face, but they were of pure joy. It felt so good!!!!
So, maybe you're having what feels like the worst day/night ever~find something to take you to that place of laughter where you can hardly speak. Maybe it's a comedy, a book, anything....you will feel so much better after laughing. Laughter is definitely God's therapy and makes your heart feel so much better.
Until next time....laugh laugh laugh :-)