Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The Saving Thing

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)

A body shaking with laughter frees itself of all the biggest chunks left over from the obstacles we humans face during our lifetimes. Belly laughing is an instant cure for whatever ails ya'. And over time I have taken note of an awesome thought that always adds extra delight to my every chuckle.
The speed it takes to leave negative emotions behind in favor of hilarity is too rapid to calculate. But the speed to go from the happy plateau that laughter places you on back to a negative is not an instant undertaking. For that trip we have to make a u-turn and drive there voluntarily. Positives feel good, so we have a harder time deliberately giving them up, which makes them much more powerful than the negatives.
Positives create their own energy and humans absorb it as we are in its embrace. Negatives suck us dry, deflating us until everything becomes a chore. Enough negatives and even getting out of bed will seem like too much effort. But we can seek the comfort of mirth then refuse to make a u-turn. Grasp your funny bone with all your might and let laughter be your saving thing.