“If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.” ~ Jimmy Buffett
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Laughter & amusement have always come so easily to me. Ever since I was a little girl, I laugh so much at everything because I’m genuinely amused. I find dumb jokes hilarious & laughing is the thing that got me in trouble the most in school because I laughed at other kids being bad.
I laugh a lot when I’m by myself also. I love my own company.
I love being around lots of people but don’t mind being alone every once in a while.
I remember random things that happened years ago, like when I fell in someone’s throw up in fourth grade in the coat room at the end of the school day and my mom was so disgusted and had to wash all my stuff, and I burst out laughing. I find the same jokes & movies & memories hilarious, over and over.
And I’m not just talking about a little chuckle! I’m talking about full blown belly laughs that hurt and just won’t end.
It’s a true gift. But it does get me into trouble when I laugh in inappropriate situations.
When I saw the movie “What Happens in Vegas” in the theatre I laughed so hard, so long that I literally believed I was going insane. Lol. And it did not help that back then I just got out of a mental hospital right before seeing the movie! I thought I was losing it…..again! lmao
But it was a very healing experience.
When I saw the movie “American Reunion” in the theatre with my friend, everyone was laughing at some scenes and I was the one laughing long after everyone else stopped. Uncontrollably. Embarrassing. Lol
I can even be genuinely amused at things when I’m unhappy and even sometimes very depressed. There’s something so healing about laughing and being amused. It brings me so much hope.
Not only does it feel amazing, it’s just the fact that knowing that I can still laugh that deeply and be genuinely amused even in the midst of chaos and pain.
It’s a feeling that everything really is ok. It’s hope and healing & happiness.
I laugh almost everyday at something silly.
I think many people don’t laugh enough. And not because they aren’t the kind of people who love to laugh, not because they need to lighten up. I think they don’t have the opportunities coming to them as naturally as I do. I don’t know most people but I’m fairly certain that most people aren’t as easily amused as I am over every little stupid thing.
In fact, I can be quite annoying sometimes with my amusement when others just can’t see what I’m so amused about.
My playful, joking personality often clashes with my little sister’s more reserved/mature personality. My mom & sister say I joke too much and too immaturely.
But that’s just the way I am.
But I know there are people who are naturally just as light and cheerful and silly as I am, just not as easily amused. And I think laughter can heal them. So what to do?
Identify your kind of humor. Think about when you do have those deep, belly laughs. What usually provokes them? Certain kinds of jokes? Then go online and look for those kinds of jokes frequently. A certain person? See if you can be around that person more often.
How about iPhone autocotrects?! Those things are hilarious beyond words! I laughed myself to sleep one night reading those! ;-D
My auto correct is off its rocker too. Lol!
Funny videos? Look on YouTube for hilarious videos!
Or go to Google images for funny pictures/memes.
Other people’s embarrassing stories?
Check out Fml stories online! Or the Fml app for some phones!
Whatever it is that amuses you silly, if it doesn’t frequently come to you, how about you go to it instead?! And this can apply to many aspects of life. When something doesn’t come to us, we can go out looking for it.
That’s one thing I’m still learning. I’m not very bold and outgoing and am forever just waiting for people and things and opportunities to come to me. But that won’t always happen. So we have to get going and pursue the things we need & want.
When opportunity knocks, open the door
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~
I discovered a photo distortion app on my phone and am having wayyyy too much fun with it! Lol
I got a serious case of the giggles! ;-p
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Here are some hilarious things to check out!
Hilarious auto corrects:
Comic relief for depressed/suicidal people:
Funny panda video:
Funny Jimmy Buffett songs :
The Asshole Song
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
” I hear laughter in the rain
Walking hand in hand with the one I love
Ooh, how I love the rainy days
And the happy way I feel inside” ~
Neil Sedaka – Laughter In The Rain