Humor as Prayer

Humor is a prelude to faith; and laughter is the beginning of prayer.

~ Reinhold Niebuhr

If we don’t laugh, we shall surely cry…at least that is something I heard that rings true for me, when dealing with major loss. At my father’s funeral, we sat around and told his old jokes, life stories, and fishing tales for 3 hours…it was part of the grieving process…It may sound outrageous to some of you. That is ok. It helped us not despair, but to remember his finer hours. I say one good belly laugh per day….keeps me sane and healthy. Laughter releases the bodies natural endorphins (feel good hormones)…great as an anti-depressant.

Today’s Life Coach Action Plan: Just for today, I will watch a comedy, read the cartoons, or watch cartoons on t.v…..I will laugh for Pete’s sake. I will have one laugh each day.

Note: Please comment below and let me know how this works for you.


About gammajo51

Child of the 60's. Woman of wonder. Worked as a counselor for 20 years...spiritual life is for me. Presently have been working as an ESL teacher for at least 12 years. Love to garden, read, write, do puzzles, and just explore the universe. Pet lover. Enjoy quiet and solace.
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