Laurel and Hardy? Charlie Chaplin? Who are they Dad, asked my kids recently. This made me feel a 100 years old and so out of the loop!
Here I was trying to make Saturday afternoon more interesting and spending some quality time with the family was my goal, anything really to get their attention away from Gaming on their devices. They needed to see a clip of Laurel and Hardy, being silly as usual, but importantly, I wanted then to have some fun and laugh with me.
After watching this video clip, they were both hooked!
The point of this post is to remind us that it is good to get away from the phone or keyboard and seek out laughter. A little bit of slapstick humour, like what Laurel and Hardy offer, can do wonders for us all.
Laughter is something that should come naturally, without checking for permission. Picking up a fun book or sitting with friends reminiscing about days gone by?
Laughter strengthens your disease-fighting system, boosts mood, reduces pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humour lightens your stress, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. It also helps you release anger and forgive sooner.
With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and often is a useful thing for getting on top of and improving your relationships, as well as supporting both physical and emotional health.