Great title for a Ms. Cheevious article, eh? When Ms. Suzie Aboueid, Single Dating Diva herself agreed to be a guest contributor here and I read her article which was all about the importance of laughter, and laughing at ourselves… well, I was sold. How does vodka fit in? Oh my darlings, vodka ALWAYS fits in. Read on.
All kidding (and vodka) aside, laughing truly is something I do more often than just about anything else. And that is no joke. Ask around and you’ll find that to many, laughter is synonymous with Ms. Cheevious. Enjoy.
Ms. Cheevious, Editor in (Mis) Chief
Vodka… I mean Laughter is the Best Medicine
Life is full of challenges but it’s also full of so much beauty. Each day we are faced with experiences that can either make or ruin our day. We all know that, right?
Here’s an idea … what if we were to see everything that comes our way in a positive light? No, I haven’t had one too many glasses of wine or shots of vodka. I have given this a lot of thought, and I believe everything that happens to us, good or bad, ends up for our good one way or another. Not all lessons can be easy ones, can they? If we look at things positively – maybe even laugh more often with our friends and family – and at ourselves, our mistakes or missteps, then perhaps, just perhaps, every experience we have, good or bad, can turn into a positive one.
I’ll tell you why.
Laughter is Good For You!
Countless studies have been done to prove the benefits of laughter to human health. Laughing feels good and makes others around you feel good. It also helps heal you inside and out. Could laughter also be the long sought after fountain of youth? Well, when I saw an article about looking to children as role models for laughter it made me think twice. That same article mentioned that research has proven
“laughter reduces levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, epinephrine, and dopamine; increases health-enhancing hormones (such as endorphins), neurotransmitters, and infection-fighting antibodies; and improves blood flow to the heart–all resulting in greater relaxation and resistance to disease, as well as improved mood and positive outlook.”
Now that’s a great reason to laugh isn’t it?
Laughter Makes You More Attractive
Look at it this way, who do you gravitate towards? People who smile and laugh or the Eeyore’s of the world? Who wants to be around negative people? Not me! I know, I know, we all have THOSE kinds of days, and that’s completely OK, but, it’s not OK when we have them all the time. Make yourself more appealing by having a great sense of humor.
Go on, flash that sexy smile of yours!
C’mon, let’s see it!
I know it’s in there somewhere!
There you go! That wasn’t so hard was it??
I’m going to let you in on a little Single Dating Diva secret, if you’re single and dating this is one of the most important weapons in your dating arsenal (just make sure there’s nothing in your teeth!). It also benefits just about everyone… think job interviews, social situations, even family gatherings. You’ll become someone people want to be around when you laugh more. You not only show yourself to have a good sense of humor, you also give the impression that you don’t take yourself too seriously. So, go on, laugh dammit, laugh!
Laughing At Yourself
We’ve all had those days that just go all wrong. Think about those days when you walk into a pole, or trip and fall in front of the hottest man or woman… or your boss. How about when you drop your coffee on your new outfit and have to stay that way all day? I think we should take Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar trip and her interview with reporters as an example. What did she do? Get back up, laugh at herself, not take herself seriously. How did people react? They LOVED it and her!! That whole situation could have gone completely differently with her being upset and angry and embarrassed. She could have taken it out on others as well and made others uncomfortable, but she didn’t. We all make mistakes, no one is perfect or beyond the challenges of every day life. How we take it and react to it makes all the difference in the world.
When life throws you a punch, get up, dust yourself off and say “good one” and laugh. Just laugh. When you make a mistake in front of others, say “oops sorry” and laugh it off. It will make them take it more lightly as well. You know what? Here’s another little secret, it makes you look like a more resilient person with a good head on your shoulders.
Laughter makes you feel good, laughter makes you look good and laughter improves your life. So, why don’t we do it more often? I have a challenge for you (and myself) – laugh every day at least 10 times a day – even if you don’t feel like it – laugh. Just laugh. Right now. C’mon, let’s do it together. Laugh … ha ha ha ha ….
There, that feels better already, doesn’t it? Good!
How do YOU bring laughter into your every day lives (even when you don’t feel like it)? I would love to hear from you in the comments!!
Your Sister in Dating (and Laughing) Bliss,
Single Dating Diva
That’s it you gorgeous men & women. Now, please give Ms. Diva a ton of love in the form of comments, and I’ll see you next week with a yummy prize, and perhaps a video my lovers.
Love you people! Mmmmppphhhuuuhhh!!!
Editor in [Mis]Chief
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