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Organizing the Inside – Day 348 Have a Laugh!

We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the LORD has done for them.” Psalm 126:2 (NLT)

Laughter is good and it’s refreshing too. I believe laughter is a unique and special gift from God. Giggling is not just for the young, it sure can help rejuvenate the tired. No drug store prescription is needed, when you have laughter it often chases away the worries of the world. Have you ever laughed so hard that your side hurt and you could hardly catch your breath? God made us to laugh when tickled and sometimes for me, just the thought of being tickled makes me burst out in uncontrollable laughter. Must we always be so serious? Sure spiritual matters are serious business, but God certainly has a sense of humor and laughter is a gift He gave.

Consider letting your hair down; enjoy a joke or two.  Laughter is often contagious. There are certain people you should keep on speed dial. You know, the ones who will always have a funny story or a laugh to share. Happy people who enjoy life seem to laugh a lot. Don’t take yourself too seriously. The stress of the daily grind may make us frown or even seem angry. This gives the wrong impression about Christian living. Add a laugh break to your calendar (if that works for you) but enjoy God’s great gift of laughter. The next time you feel exhausted after a long and stressful day try laughter; it will help relax you and bring a sense of lightheartedness to those around you. There’s nothing innately sinful about laughter it’s okay to indulge.

Organizing the Inside – Day 213 Lord, I Need An Outlet!

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)

I’m not talking about the designer shoe outlet, but an outlet as a way of expressing yourself. Although shoe shopping can be rather therapeutic, we’ll avoid that kind of therapy since it has some built-in pit falls.

Take time to create something new.
So discover your “something” if you don’t already know what it is. If you love singing, then learn a new song. If you love drawing, then sketch a new picture. If planning, plan a party.  If you love dancing, take a class and learn a new move or two; but take time to create something that’s never been in the earth before. Your writings, your sketches, or your dance floor moves are something uniquely created, and will bless you and perhaps someone else. Taking classes and trying something different will expand your skill set and enhance your life by bringing much-needed relief from the usual daily “to do” lists.

Learn to laugh a bit too.
I know it’s hard sometimes to find a really funny movie that doesn’t have an R-rating or higher. You can often find older movies that are rather benign. Christian comedy is another option to get away from some of the stress and crack-your-side. Laughter is a bit like getting fiber in your diet, sometimes you forget how much you need it, but once you get it, you sure feel a lot lighter. When the troops are acting weird, and you need to lift everyone’s energy, tell a really funny joke. Laughter tends to take your mind off of the stress and pressures of the day. It’s an expression of joy, and joyful people are so great to be around. Sometimes life can get pretty complex with all the responsibilities we have, and taking time to enjoy the simpler things can really brighten your day.