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Sick of This Election? Here’s Something to Make You Laugh!

It seems like I tend to write about serious stuff most of the time, and today, I was going to write about narcissistic rage. I will eventually write about that, but with only three weeks left until the election, everyone seems stressed, so I decided to write something that would make people laugh just to forget about all this political nonsense for a while ūüôā

Probably about ten years ago or so, I took a flight from Greenville, South Carolina to Washington, D.C. A lot of things were going on in my life, both personal and work-related, and I had a lot on my mind. I sat down at the gate as I waited to board the plane. About ten minutes or so before I expected to board, I decided to run to the bathroom.

My mind was just a whirlwind of thoughts. As I walked toward the bathroom, I was so engulfed in my own thoughts that it was almost as if I was doing everything on auto-pilot. I didn’t even really remember walking into the bathroom. Once in the stall, I came out of my thought coma and suddenly realized that everything seemed to be so clean.

“Wow,” I thought to myself. “This place is cleaner than my own bathroom!” Anyone that really knows me knows that I am a germaphobe and very clean.

Still in awe at the cleanliness of the stall, I opened the door, took one step out of the stall, and then realized that I was staring at a wall of urinals. I quickly realized that a man was standing at one of them not far from me. I backed up and shut the door as fast as I could.

“OMG!” I thought to myself. “How did I not see that coming in here??” It actually scared me to think that I could be so engulfed in my own thoughts that I walked right past an entire wall of urinals without even noticing them!

Realizing that there was no way out, I peeked out the door. The man was still there, and I saw that he was dressed in a pilot uniform. I stepped back inside the stall, uttering a couple of cuss words to myself. I was so incredibly embarrassed, but I had to get out of there. I quickly walked out with my head down, my hand cupped around the left side of my face so I couldn’t see him. I quietly said “I am so sorry” as I passed behind him. As my steps increased to almost a sprint to get out of the bathroom, I ran right into a woman exiting the woman’s bathroom. She gave me the weirdest look as she realized that I had been in the men’s restroom. I burst out laughing.

“I went into the wrong restroom!” I shrieked through my laughter.

She burst into laughter. “Oh my goodness!” she said. “Oh, honey, we’ve all done something like that!”

“I am so embarrassed!” I responded. The two of us continued to laugh as I walked into the ladies restroom to wash my hands. I couldn’t stop laughing. As I walked back toward the gate, I tried my best to control my laughter and then suddenly I saw him…the pilot that had been in the bathroom. I kept my head down hoping that he wouldn’t recognize me. If he did, he didn’t say anything.

I was so thankful to get out of that airport that day! It was certainly a day I wouldn’t forget!

 

 

A Little Laugh to Start Your Day Off Right :)

Years ago, I took a flight out of Atlanta to go on vacation. As the plane backed out of the terminal, I looked out the window and saw a large sign that said “Baggage Carts Must Yield To Oncoming Aircraft”. I started laughing and thought “What idiot in a baggage cart is going to take on a 747??”

Is that sign really necessary??

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Laughter IS the Best Medicine, Part 2

So did you have a great big belly laugh at the Seinfeld blooper video that I posted on Part 1?  Well, get ready to laugh some more!  Yes, I do have another Seinfeld video, but first things first.  For Part 1 of this blog series, I discussed the physical benefits of laughter, and that should give you plenty of reasons to laugh more often.  But there are just as many mental and emotional benefits of a good laugh.  Check these out below:

1.  Reduces anxiety and promotes a more optimistic outlook.

2.  Increases energy levels.

3.  Helps to fight stress and reduce depression.

4.  Connects you to others making you feel less lonely.

5.  Shifts perspective on events in your life and helps you from feeling overwhelmed.

6.  Triggers positive feelings.

7.  Increases your self esteem.

8.  Increases your creativity and problem-solving abilities.

So, there you have it…..even more reasons to laugh! ¬†So check out the video below and just laugh, laugh, laugh!

 

 

 

Laughter IS the Best Medicine!

Have you ever laughed so hard that you feel like you can’t breathe and your abdomen is going to explode? ¬†Well, that’s a good thing! ¬†All that wonderful laughter is an excellent workout of your abdominal muscles! ¬†What a fun way to do an abdominal workout – no panting, no sweating – just laughing your head off!

Laughter is chock full of health benefits, both mental and physical.  This will be a two part blog, and today I will focus on the physical benefits of laughter.  Just watching something really funny and having a good, hearty laugh can improve your health in many ways physically!  Just check out the benefits below:

1.  Strengthens your immune system by increasing the levels of immune cells and antibodies that fight infection.

2.  Lowers blood pressure by increasing blood flow.  This can have a protective effect on the heart.

3.  Has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics.

4.  Reduces the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline and triggers the release of endorphins, relaxing the whole body.

5.  Increases memory and learning.

6.  Improves alertness and creativity.

7.  Reduces pain and increases energy.

So go ahead, laugh like you’ve never laughed before! ¬†It’s great for your health!

I am a huge Seinfeld fan. ¬†The following video is part 1 of Seinfeld bloopers involving Julia Louis Dreyfus. ¬†I found these videos several years ago, and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard in my life. ¬†Check it out…..I hope you laugh til your abs ache!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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