October 6, 2014

 

 

My friend Jennifer used to laugh at everything. Everything. Even if I was recounting something that really annoyed me. She would laugh. Sometimes I would think, Does she think it’s stupid what I’m saying? Is it really not important? And then one day I decided, I’m going to try that: I’m going to laugh instead of get annoyed. When the guy cuts me off on Mopac I’m going to laugh at him for being so ridiculous instead of being affected by his anger. When the end of a stressful day is accentuated by a new mess from the dogs, or maybe a temper tantrum from the child….laugh at how crazy life can be instead of fill with anger.

 

It was a pretty amazing feeling, and that laughter creates its own momentum of happiness and release in your body. When...

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