The Benefits of Laughter and Silliness

Magena Fawn By Magena Fawn, 3rd Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Laughter relieves stress and uplifts our mood. Silliness and laughter go together.

Laughter and Silliness are Uplifting

This past year my family went for a holiday that spanned two states. Our global positioning system got us lost in a dangerous loop during heavy Dallas traffic in major construction.

After several 'near-death' experiences, and almost an hour off course, we were finally on our journey to see my dad in Oklahoma. But the mood had soured and I thought this trip might turn out like the one where I drank shots of tequila in Pensacola and stole a pink golf ball out of the basket at the kiddie driving range near the beach. But let's not go there.

Being out of town must increase our courage to do silly things in restaurants because we normally save our antics for the drive-thru windows so we can speed off with our Groucho glasses still on. But this time we waited until the waitress was on a mission for more tacos while my love and my son ate a taco "Lady and the Tramp" style. We would be out of that town in a few days anyway, so what did we care? At least no one threw up like the time we mixed all our leftover foods together at the Western Sizzlin.

This laughter event uplifted our mood for the rest of the day as we schemed our next great adventure. Random acts of silliness should be a part of every vacation.

Laughter Relieves Stress

Laughter is like a valve that releases stress. When things start to feel a little heavy that should be the cue to rent a comedy, watch people at the roller rink, read the Sunday funnies--something--but it is time to lighten up and destress with laughter. Friends and family who can help you see the lighter side of life are worth their weight in jalapenos.

Personal experience

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Magena Fawn lives on a knob in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She is an inspirational writer, storyteller and dreamer who likes to read between the lines and color outside of them.

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author avatar Magena Fawn
8th May 2011 (#)

I'm surprised they didn't choke on that taco!

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
8th May 2011 (#)

Its always best to turn a frustrating day into a fun one. That must have been some messy Taco.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
8th May 2011 (#)

Good read thanks Magena, more about your trip please.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
9th May 2011 (#)

Love this Magena, and I could not agree more...:0)

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author avatar Magena Fawn
9th May 2011 (#)

Thank you! I am just now getting around to reading these comments. Thanks to all.

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