This I Believe
I believe that laughter is necessary in everyday life. Laughter can help with daily problems, and can make the hardest situations seem a little less severe. No matter what kind of mood you are in, laughter can always help to lift your spirits.
Laughter is genuine.
There are many different types of laughter. Each person has their own unique style that varies depending on the mood. For example if you are about to meet someone for the first time, you might use laughter to help break the ice. Another example is telling a joke when you’re with your best friends. It’s the joke that everyone knows, and you don’t even have to finish your sentence before they are laughing. There are other times when you wouldn’t imagine laughter taking part in a certain situation. Take for instance, a funeral; although the atmosphere is very sad and serious, people often recall good times shared with the person who has passed away and will find themselves laughing, in turn helping others around them feel more reassured.
Laughter is comfort.
There are stages in your life when laughter just doesn’t seem make sense. It can be silly, unmanageable, and full of nonsense. When I was younger, my older sister Lauren and I would get into trouble when going on long car trips for laughing about absolutely nothing. It was the kind of laughter that you couldn’t hold back; all it took was one look at my sister and we would both burst into laughing. After a few hours of our silliness, my Dad would get a little irritated; this would make us laugh even harder. It took a pillow over my face to stop laughing at her.
Laughter in uncontrollable.
Having a good sense of humor, in my opinion, makes living that much better. Being able to laugh at yourself helps you relax and appreciate everything around you. For example, when I have to make a presentation, and I’m so nervous and uptight that I make a mistake, I feel it’s better to laugh things off because I know it’s not the end of the world. Without laughter in my life, I believe that it wouldn’t be complete.
Laughter is a gift.