What a hot summer it has been, and we are just getting into August! I hope everyone is finding ways to stay nice and cool.
In the last few months, I have written about Determination, Motivation, Keeping the Faith, Dream-Ability and Gaining Strength. I write about these topics because I know they do not just affect me, these topics relate to all of us and I know, at times, we all need strength, motivation and determination. And as we inch toward our goals we need to maintain momentum so we don’t lose ground.
But what do we do to maintain that momentum as our strength builds and we find ways to motivate ourselves. What is the next piece of the puzzle?
Well, I think I have a suggestion that might work, and help us get through life a little bit easier.
What we can do is keep laughter in our hearts, especially in moments when things seem to get a little rough.
I find laughter to be both wonderful and therapeutic and I use it as a method to keep me uplifted when things seem to become a bit hectic or overwhelming. Laughter is the best medicine.
I will use my family as an example, and I am referring to my immediate family. When we get together at my parents house or wherever we may be, we can spend the whole evening (or day) laughing, and enjoying each others company. We know we should be serious ourselves, but we find it very rewarding when our hearts and time is filled with laughter.
Speaking for myself, I find it very important to fill my heart with laughter. Through the years, I have come across people that can be cold, rude and even selfish. They will smile but have no meaning behind it and even be false in their fake joy. Deep down inside, I feel they are angry about something in their lives.
I could never understand why they are like that. I still have trouble at times understanding this but it wasn’t until I stopped and looked at myself and wondered why I didn’t have laughter in my heart.
I guess it must be the everyday life we must face that are filled with both trials and triumphs, stress and the fear of what is next.
Although we all have our own issues in life, and challenges we must face – I feel we could deal with them a little better if we first fill our hearts with laughter. This is easier said than done, but it is better than getting impatient or becoming angry, because these two ways create more problems rather than solving them.
I will not say this is easy, because it is not, not even for me!
But, when we fill our hearts with laughter, it shows. Others see it and it makes them want to be around you more. No one likes a sour-puss or likes to be around someone who sulks or is angry all the time. And I have found that people that laugh are not as fake as people that do not have laughter in their hearts.
Laughter brings joy and joy brings happiness. And this way of being makes people want to be around you because you may be uplifting them without even knowing it. Your laughter and joy can and will help others that may be going through some tough times themselves.
And Laughter helps us forget the trials we may be facing. Trials will always be there, but we do not have to let it victimize us – we can instead be the victor, by showing up in a good mood and a heart filled with laughter!
It is better than any letdown or disappointments we may be facing and it will help others get through the letdowns and disappointments they may be encountering.
After all, our true gift from God is our heart – and what a better gift to give someone else is your heart – filled with Laughter!
So I recommend that you find what makes you laugh in life and then pursue it as best you can. Learn some jokes, watch funny movies, find your favorite sit-com then Fill your heart with laughter!
I have always enjoyed a good laugh, so if you see me in the street, stop me and let’s enjoy a good laugh together!
Because my manager is a sourpuss and he is not funny! I call him the Latino Larry David and Boy, does he know how to Curb Your Enthusiasm!! See I Made you laugh!
Until next time: “Walk by Faith and Not by Sight!” – Brandy