Life is stressful. Life is hectic. Life is busy. Life is one responsibility after another. Life is tiring. Sometimes life makes you want to run and hide. So many demands and so little time to get them all done. It can push you to your breaking point. Oh, if there were only a magic formula to make it all go away, then someone would be a really rich person. The supply would never be able to keep up with the demand because we are all in the market for this item.

There is no magic formula for this life issue, but what if I told you that there is something that will work. Now it won’t take away all of your problems, but it will help you through them. In fact, it won’t cost you anything. Have I got you curious yet?

This special gift is none other than the gift of laughter. How many times do we forget to laugh each and everyday? We get so focused on so many things that we fail to make this a part of our lives. Life can be down right depressing and discouraging, but we don’t have to live that way. If we don’t plan to laugh, then more than likely it’s not going to happen. We’ll just stay stuck in the pit going through the motions.

When we’re in the dark times of our lives, then laughter is the furthest thing from our minds. It’s no where on our radar. It’s quite ironic that the one thing that we need at times like these is the one thing that we don’t want. In fact, we don’t think we need it, but that’s a lie. That’s the one thing that we do need.

God wants you to enjoy your life – everyday of it. One of those enjoyments comes in the form of laughter. You might not feel like laughing, but it’s the one thing you need at a time like this. Find one thing that’s funny and watch the laughter spread. It’s contagious. By the time you gain your composure, you’ll already begin to feel better. Laughter has a way of encouraging you unlike any other.

Laugh until you cry. Laugh until you can hardly catch your breath. Laugh until you forget about all of those things that are bothering you. Laugh until you bless the heart of God. Laugh like the little girl or boy that you used to be. Laugh as if you don’t have a care in the world because in reality you shouldn’t. Jesus wants to carry that for you. So seize the moment, enjoy, and just laugh. In fact, laugh out loud.

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