My grandfather used to subscribe to Reader's Digest and I would read only one section from every issue. That section: Laughter the Best Medicine. I was young, so occasionally I had to ask him to explain what was funny about a joke or story. For many years I never missed an issue.
Too many of us have forgotten to laugh and let's face it, there are plenty of things that are no laughing matter. Look a bit closer though and you may find plenty that is. I find most of my clients would benefit from a little more lightness, or just flat out enjoy some humor in their days.
There are many studies confirming that laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Humor lightens your burdens, improves your mood, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded. Especially when you can laugh at yourself.
What do you do to find the humor in a situation or bring some levity to a meeting at work or at your dinner table? Can you spot comical inconsistencies or absurdity in a situation at work or with friends? Are you able to appreciate others' attempts at humor-even if they aren't funny? Or, as is in the case with some of my friends, make the fact that someone wasn't funny the very thing that is funny.
Make a point of laughing, even a little, every day. It may seriously improve your life.