Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

Photo by Angela Kirk

Sometimes it’s hard to find humor in the world, but we must at least try. Humor is the one trait we have that can help us dissipate dark clouds,  face challenges and overcome obstacles. Laughter can also decrease the stress hormone, an added bonus. I especially love it when Doc does something to make me laugh and that is just what happened on one of our daily outings not to long ago.

We were out for our daily walk and it also happened to be the day when the nice people at Rumke Waste  pick up our trash. We make it a point to always say hello when we pass by as we have gotten to know the workers since being home over the last year. On this particular day as we passed by and greeted them one of the men said ” I like your hair!’ As Doc and I turned around and Doc started to thank the man for the compliment she realized by the look on his face that he was not talking about her hair but mine. For a quick moment they both starred at each other and he quickly said ” I like your hair too mam !” At that point Doc let out a loud laugh and before it was done we were all having a good chuckle, even the driver was laughing.  I would have felt sorry for Doc but it didn’t bother her at all. Later she told me that it’s important to be able to laugh at yourself and not take everything so seriously. ” You’ll have an easier life if you learn that lesson Grover.”

Some days it may feel like nothing is funny, but keep looking. A touch of humor can give us the balance we may need that day to keep us from getting knocked off of our feet. Remember, ” Every time you are able to find some humor in a difficult situation you win.”


1 Comment
  • connie siegle
    May 28, 2021

    Grover, funny story,, I am glad to hear that the whole world is not as serious as I am on most days, so today I will go out of my way to find some humor in my everyday life.