Guest Post by Lindsey P.
When I first sat down to write this post, it was tough picking which thing-that-I-am-grateful-for to share with you all. Then I thought about Trish, and I knew this post had to be about laughter. Trish cracks me up. We are part of a book club, and I have been known to cry from laughing so hard at some of the things she says.
Tons of studies have been done on the health benefits of laughing - even WebMD agrees, so it must be true, right? I am definitely grateful for every chuckle, snort and guffaw. So in no particular order, here are a few things (other than Trish) that are guaranteed to make me laugh:
Probably the funniest show ever. Have you seen it? Even if you have, watch it again and you'll catch a new joke. I am beyond excited for the new season airing on Netflix this May.
Also it inspired me to buy this tea. Watch 'The Sword of Destiny' and you'll understand...
Friends who laugh at the same dumb things you do.
It was recently a friend's birthday, and the night evolved into a celebration featuring favorite things past and present. Cue the unicorn shirts, pastel sunglasses, Guinness cake, BBQ, martinis and Brad Pitt movies. And balloons!
When someone else finds the same weird thing funny, laughter seems to snowball.
My own clumsiness
I have the unfortunate luck of frequently spilling things (food, drinks, glitter), as well as tripping. I've dumped juice, pasta, a burger and a raspberry tart inside my purse at one time or another. I once broke my foot while skipping. And while that wasn't funny at the time, thinking now about how ridiculous that sounds makes me chuckle.
This little lady.
My family's dog, Chauncey, is CRAZY (she barks her head off if anyone outside of my immediate family is in the house, and will chase tennis balls until her feet fall off). She is also crazy funny. She will bark at her own reflection in the mirror, she likes to play hide and seek (where you hide one of her toys and she has to go look for it) and she makes so many different noises I swear she's trying to talk. I'm sure all of you other pet owners will agree, having a pet is a definite source of amusement.
Have you ever listened to this guy? I mean really listened? Hilarious. He rhymes Kodak with Kodak. Ok, confession, some of the songs I like in more than an ironic way, but if I'm having a bad day putting on some of his music is a guaranteed smile.
Also, he wears pants that look uncomfortably tight.
So what about you, Grateful Life readers? What's the best way to get you to laugh?