“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” Khalil Gibran
She told me that she found me in the big room by following the sound of my laughter. That, made me laugh and she also started to laugh. Our laughter rang through the room and we suddenly both become conscious that we were being looked at. We quietly stifled and reduced our laughter to a giggle but the glimmer in our eyes was probably louder as we found our own little quiet spot.
She said that my laughter brought her joy and that she seldom heard this hearty laugh anywhere. I don’t know why I laugh so spontaneously and I have found myself in trouble several times because of this laughter that rises like a drunkard from somewhere deep in my soul. Last year, a few colleagues and I were asked to stop laughing in an empty café because our laughter was too much for owner. We never went back to that café and I have often wondered why our laughter bothered the owner of the café so much. She did not seem happy either. Sometimes, I am very unconscious of my laughter until someone draws my attention to it. I laugh because some things are funny but I also laugh when faced with situations that are quite serious and the only way to calm my nerves is to laugh.
But here is what I think about laughter: Each time I laugh, I feel that angels come running to my space and they dance around me as long as my laughter lasts. When I am worried, I laugh to make the angels hurry along even more. Do you know what else? I think that laughter clears stagnant energy and the angels come to sweep away all the webs of anxiety or fear that is trapped around my energy field.
Not surprisingly, research is proving that laughter has similar benefits to exercising! There are even laughing classes now to teach people how to laugh!
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” E. E. Cummings