by allen hickman
The Bible says, “Laughter is good like a medicine. (Proverbs 17:22)”
Did you know that laughter produces a chemical that soothes all of your organs? It’s been scientifically proven that laughter makes you healthier. I love when science agrees with God.
The fact of the matter is that we have become way too serious. We don’t laugh enough. I think the main reason is that temporary things have become too important in our minds. We have lost our sense of eternity. We have lost the ability to see life is short; it’s but a vapor, so the things that happen here, on this side of eternity, aren’t the final word. My future is set, and temporary circumstances don’t change who I am and where I’m going.
I think the second reason we don’t laugh enough is because we have forgotten how incredibly imperfect we are. We have forgotten how to laugh at ourselves. Let me give you a huge revelation: You will make mistakes. You will do stupid things. Those things will cause others to laugh at you.
If you are a person who doesn’t know how to laugh at yourself, then you will get mad, offended, call those people bullies, and feel bad about yourself. On the opposite side, you can laugh at yourself when you do crazy stuff, and you’ll feel better.
Smile. God loves you. Know you are loved by the Lord of All. And laugh more.
One day, a man accidentally chopped the tail off his cat. His cat started yowling in pain, getting the attention of the man’s neighbor.
The neighbor came over to investigate and swiftly proceeded to tell the man, “You should take your cat down to Wal-Mart.”
Unsure of his neighbor’s meaning, the man asked why he should take his cat to Wal-Mart.
“Well,” the neighbor says, “Everybody knows that Wal-Mart is the largest re-tailer in the world!”