Laugh. Intentionally.

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Last weekend, along with the rest of the world, I sat shocked and grieving in front of the TV listening to news reports of the terrorist attacks on Paris. My heart was heavy. My throat felt constricted. No words were spoken, but my small household was depressed.

In an unconscious effort to experience some emotional relief & diversion, I channel-surfed and came across the movie Nacho Libre starring Jack Black.

The sunny scenery, the innocent theme song and the peaceful setting of an orphanage in Oaxaca, Mexico quickly drew me in and became the diversion I was seeking. Before long “Ignacio’s” and “Esqueleto’santics had me laughing out loud. Hearing me, my husband and daughter joined me on the sofa and started enjoying the film too.

And just like that we could all breathe easy again.

This week’s feel-good Friday post will be just a short reminder for all of us of the gift of laughter.

It costs nothing but gives so much, to ourselves and the people we share it with. It does not erase whatever we might be grieving for, but it gives us lightness and healing.

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They say a day without laughter is a day wasted.  Make your soul dance and schedule time to laugh out loud now. It can be as simple as watching a funny movie ❤

~oOo~

Written for Writeful Mind’s Feel-Good Friday blogging challenge.

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16 comments

    • That is also true. I have a love hate relationship with news reports. On the one hand I think it’s good to be abreast of what’s happening but when it comes to the personal impact negative news can have, then ignorance is bliss. Especially if you feel helpless to do anything 😦

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  1. I love this post and you’re right ~ we do need to find the things that make us laugh. I’m a big believer in the Law of Attraction; laughter attracts more things to laugh and feel good about. Last week’s events were an awful reminder of how short life can be, but we have to concentrate on peace and the things we want.

    Thank you for writing this and for participating in the Feel-Good Friday event. I hope that it has helped you with self-care and me-time and hope that you will continue to participate!

    {Hugs}

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