Nothing can turn my rotten mood around like a few giggles, snort-laughs, and guffaws. Scientists say that laughter not only lifts our mood, but also reduces stress, strengthens our immune system, and minimizes some physical pains. I don’t know about all the science stuff, but I do know that it is wonderful for my mental health. Possibly more beneficial to me than regular exercise (and I don’t sweat as much). I absolutely love to laugh! I love to surround myself with silly people who will laugh with and even at me… and love when I find someone who can keep me in stitches.
I got an email from a particularly fun and silly girlfriend of mine last week with a link to a post by The Bloggess and the comment that she could totally see me doing something like this… I read it and almost peed my pants laughing because it was not only funny, but I could ABSOLUTELY see me doing something like that! I laughed about that post for days. Random snippets would pop into my head and I would get so tickled and prompt a memory of something similarly silly that I’ve done.
It also reminded me of a conversation Erik and I had during a long car-ride a while back….
After I left a really silly voicemail message for a girlfriend of mine:
E: (eyes rolling, head shaking) you are crazy.
A: yeah, but isn’t that what makes being married to me so much FUN?!
E: (eyes still somewhat rolling) ummm, sure, sometimes.
A: some times? like what percentage of the time is it fun verses not fun?
E: (staring at the road ahead) I’m not answering that one.
A: would you say it’s 80/20 in favor of the fun?
E: still not answering that one.
A: I’m just looking for a number here… so 80/20?
E: (still focusing only on the road ahead) sure.
A: would now be one of the 20%?
E: (eye roll) where do you want to eat lunch?