Daily Prompt: Laughter


“Chuckling, giggling, snickering, snorting. All are forms of laughter our natural gift for coping with lifes demands…” , my 32-year old daughter chirps when I tell her todays daily prompt reminds me of her Grade 6 speech about laughter. A happy chuckle ensues when we recall the days of preparation for this speech titled ‘Laughter is the best medicine.’ I recall my beautiful child, with the whole world still before her, delivering the speech and donning silly glasses and a Charlie Chaplin mustache! She had the school in stitches whilst keeping a straight face!

She still lights up a room when she smiles, and we enjoy many silly inside jokes and eye-rolls. Our queen of wit and sarcasm.


I recently read in an article: “Laughter is your birthright, a natural part of life that is innate and inborn. Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born. Even if you did not grow up in a household where laughter was a common sound, you can learn to laugh at any stage of life.”

Smile. Count your blessings. Gravitate toward laughter, ask “what is funny.” Surround yourself with fun people and don’t hide your wit, use it or lose it.

Did you know simulated laughter sessions come highly recommended by therapists? Imagine going to laughter class.

Has life stolen your laugh? Be your own Charlie Chaplin. Don’t take yourself seriously and always choose laughter if you are offered the choice

Are you too serious? Get over that by sharing embarrassing incidents. Many of these occur because we take ourselves seriously.

C’est la vie is better than tailspinning into anger and frustration when you find yourself in situations you cannot change. Bureaucratic government service, queues in the bank, pathetic service at the grocer – let it go, chill. Watch people go by, look for something amusing and simply put a smile on your dial. It changes everything.

According to the wise, keeping your inner child alive and emulating the joy and spontaneousness of a child enhances your ability to think out of the box and stimulates creativity. I like that. I choose laughter.

Don’t be a sourpuss. It ages you. Funny word, sourpuss. There. I got you to smile. Nice feeling, don’t you think?


via Daily Prompt: Laughter

6 Comments on “Daily Prompt: Laughter

Lewer kommentaar

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

Jy lewer kommentaar met jou rekening by WordPress.com. Log Out /  Verander )

Google+ photo

Jy lewer kommentaar met jou rekening by Google+. Log Out /  Verander )

Twitter picture

Jy lewer kommentaar met jou rekening by Twitter. Log Out /  Verander )

Facebook photo

Jy lewer kommentaar met jou rekening by Facebook. Log Out /  Verander )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Dis Ekke

My vreugdes en frustrasies


Skyn, liggie, skyn!

Life according to C

To become remarkable, hold yourself accountable


Hier gesels ek oor alles wat my bly maak: my taal, die natuur, kuns, die lewe.


The Weekly Top 40 1955-2017

No Facilities

Random thoughts, life lessons, hopes and dreams

Leeskring met een lid

Waar ons boeke saam met die seelug inasem

The Bee Writes...

oder auch "Die Bea schreibt" *** expect nothing... not even the unexpected *** erwartet nichts... noch nicht mal das unerwartete

Gedigte wat jou laat dink.

Sien die groot prentjie.




Denke oor die wêreld, sy plekke en sy mense

Kameel se gebabbel

Waar die hart van vol is, loop die mond van oor

Kruger Theron

Stories met Siel

Daily Manna

By Heart of Worship

Justice's Blog

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom...The contents of blog ranges from Christian knowledge to my own 'nerdy' posts.

The Depth of Now

Exploring Istanbul Through Storytelling & Photography


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Wag 'n Bietjie

Welcome! Come linger a while..

The Sanity Rules

Uncommon common sense

Tannie Frannie

My terapie vir oudword

Ouch!! My back hurts!!

Life according to one of life’s truly gifted naturally born wafflers… an open diary of a Saffer in a different land... life in the greater Dublin & Leinster area. (Since 2011) My quests fuel my dreams… my dreams fuel my quests!!

Liewe Persoon

Ons het almal iemand nodig om na ons te luister

Bondels Gedagtes

Lesse geleer, en stories uit my lewensreis


Waar die hart van vol is …

Country Living in Southern Africa

Sharing my life in Mozambique and all things country in Southern Africa

Dream Desire Achieve

The dreams you desire can be achieved, for with God nothing is impossible.


Kaitlin B. Curtice

de Wets Wild

Disappearing into South Africa's wild places... Again!

heart prints

live the story you want to tell


blessedbeyondrecognition 🇿🇦


Waar ek my woorde en note kombineer om my storie te vertel

Die Bordkryt



Wat jy in jou gedagtes toelaat, dit word jou lewe


dit is wat dit is, ek is ook wat ek is

'n Skrywer se blok

Kortverhale, gedigte en sommer enigiets met die lewe te doen.


Almal om my is gek...

Vinke en Verse

Spraak-, taal- en gehoorterapeut. Kamma-digter. Lewenslange student. Reisiger. Liefhebber van woorde, musiek en Afrika. Deur Genade gered en deur Liefde vrygespreek.

Tapestry of Thought

Cilnette Pienaar weaves and unravels


Die groenspreeu is 'n kunstenaar ...

Born in Providence

finding our way back to love

%d bloggers like this: