Laugh More in 2015: My Simple New Year’s Resolution

Lisa Cherry —  January 5, 2015

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This post is short, because the idea is simple!!!

I, Lisa, will choose to laugh more in 2015.

Perhaps you are thinking, that idea is too simple to be important. But I assure you it is not.

Laughing is a powerful health booster!  Check out the large list here from the health experts at Mayo Clinic

I guess science has confirmed what the Word of God already proclaimed:

A cheerful heart is good medicine… Proverbs 17:22

and…

…the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Here are 6 quick ways I will accomplish my fun goal:

1. I will not let any opportunity to laugh get by me:
Often we can choose to smile a little ...or let out a big audible laugh when something is at least a little "humorous" around us. Smiling doesn't count for me. I choose to laugh.

2. I will borrow a laugh:
When others around me laugh, I will too.

3. I will practice smiling as my resting position for my face:
When I am already focused on smiling, joy and laughter arise more easily.

4. I will choose comedy entertainment...intentionally.

I get enough drama in my daily life, thank you. I need some comic relief. (I will make sure it is appropriate—no coarse jesting allowed. Ephesians 5:4)

5. I will let my kids lead:
Sometimes I am too business-minded for my own good! I am grateful that I still have an 8th grade boy to help me stay loose!

6. I will invent a laugh even when nothing is funny:
I tell you this works! My stress level immediately lowers when I laugh.

Hey, this is a New Year's resolution I think I like. No diets. No exercise.....

Just joy!! :)

I think my kids will like this better also, what do you think?

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Gratefully linked to:

Modest Mondays
Making your Home Sing Monday