The Happiness Project
Keep A Contented Heart
Laugh Out Loud
For November, it's time to focus on our attitude.
Cultivate a loving,light-hearted, and kind spirit.
Am I content?
Not all the time. Sometimes I get too fretful, skeptical, dissatisfied, anxious, overly ambitious, frustrated, hard to please, critical.....the list goes on and on. At times, some of these feelings are good, because they keep me striving harder to improve my work and home activities, but for the most part these things often lead to my discontent.
It's easier to complain than laugh over things. But really, things aren't that important.
Stop being so critical.
Laugh out loud.
Act the way you want to feel.
If I want to feel happy and light-hearted, I need to act that way - starting by "laughing out loud".
"Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity. It can boost immunity and lower blood pressure. It's a source of social bonding, and it helps reduce conflicts and cushion stress within relationships- at work, in marriage, and even among strangers. When people laugh together, they tend to talk and touch more and make eye contact more frequently."
I am lucky to be part of a family that enjoys humor and funny stories. Rarely are we together that laughter doesn't fill the room. I grew up in a home filled with laughter, Dad still keeps us in stitches with his stories. Both Logan and Nathan are comical as well. I die laughing as soon as I start talking to either of them, and get them both together and it's a circus! :O) :O)
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