What does laughing have to do with Feeling Good and Doing Good? More than you might think...
"Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use"
That article has some great science on the health benefits of laughing. You should read it, well not now, you are reading this article now. Read it later, maybe when you should be working. Unless you should be working now, in which case keep reading this article, your boss totally is not looking at you...
You know what, let me save you some time, you don't even need to read that article. Sure the article has some real science that explains why laughter is so good for you - things like releasing endorphins, protecting your heart, reducing stress and on and on. But really, do you need a study to tell you that laughing is good? Think about it this way, do you ever feel bad when you are laughing? Nope, so if we just spent our whole life laughing, we would never feel bad!
Yeah, your family would probably put you in a special home with padded walls if you spent ALL your time laughing, but clearly we can all use a good laugh now and then.
We have setup a section of our blog called - Laugh Loud. These are quick posts and tidbits that we find funny and will share on our blog and via Facebook and Twitter.
How will you know you are reading a Laugh Loud post? Best case scenario, you will laugh at a rather above normal volume, this will alert you to the fact that you are reading a Laugh Loud post. Of course, we do have a Plan B and that is tagging each post with the words "Laugh Loud" and stamping this graphic on each Laugh Loud post -
We know everyones sense of humor is different, so we apologize in advance if you don't find a post funny. Move on to the next one and see if you get a chuckle.
We really hope you will all share in the fun and share funny things you find online. A video, a photo, a story - whatever! If you find something funny online - please share it. Easiest is to post to our Facebook page so everyone can see it, but if you prefer another way of sharing, check out our Contact Us page (smoke signals is our preferred method of communications).
To sweeten the pot and encourage the funny sharing, each week we will be giving away Limitless Baobab to people who share something funny. If the funny has some tie-in to Doing Good or Feeling Good, even better - but not required!
Okay, enough of all the talk, I bet you could use a good laugh -