Saturday, November 2, 2019

365 Days of Joy and Laughter

A happy, healthy sense of humor can be soul satisfying.


It is not only an important quality of your recovery, it will liven up everything you do.

That is a POWERFUL example to see.


As my self-esteem healed and got stronger, so did my sense of humor. Laughing at myself has brought me insight into who I am, plus, it makes my bonds stronger with my friends.It provides me with wonderful memories of laughs I share and look forward to adding to. Some of my friends are every bit as goofy and silly as I am; I love sharing that characteristic with my family of besties!


How do you feel after a great big eye watering laugh? A stop it, I cannot breathe belly buster?


Well, there is scientific proof verifying how beneficial laughter is for us. Did you know when we laugh, powerful feel-good endorphins are released through opioid receptors in our brains. Also, the more opioid receptors in our brains, the more powerful the effect is on that brain. That gives us a natural high. 


I found that out in this article: Six Science-Based Reasons Why Laughter Is The Best Medicine


That article includes this important fact: "Highly addictive opioid drugs, like heroin, also bind to those receptors, suggesting that laughter induces euphoria not unlike a narcotic (minus the obvious drawbacks)."


That natural high is something each of us can achieve. But, if we have obstacles in our way, such as emotions that are controlling our moods, we have work to do to get to them.
But, back to laughter and how it helps us heal, have you noticed that some folks laugh just because someone around them starts laughing and then they start laughing, not know what they are laughing about?


I do that all the time, LOL And you know what? It helps me bond with others who laugh at some of the same things I do. 


That is important because we are social creatures and we need our friends in our lives. We need to bond with folks who better our lives just like we better theirs by simply being someone to lean on and laugh about events in our lives.


And that, that helps me keep moving forward.

365 Days of Gratitude Inspiration

Today, Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, I am grateful for continuing to do simple chores, carefully pacing myself and not wearing myself out as I used to. Now, I can recoup some energy in a day or so; it used to take me a solid week to recoup any energy. 

Being grateful for all I have changed my life.

My focus is on what I have and not on what I lack.

On February 12, 2013 I began my gratitude journey on my first blog here: My Gratitude Posts from February 2013

Being grateful brings me the most important healing I have had the privilege to experience.
I googled famous quotes on gratitude and got about 26, 700, 000 results. Here's one of them.
According to Melody Beattie:
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."

So, being grateful is taking care of yourself, your soul, your inner you.

What I experience firsthand is my life is better every day. I have practiced daily gratitude every day for YEARS. My life did not change overnight, but I got to see up close and personal how my life slowly and steadily got better. As my mind healed, my life around me healed. 
Plus, as it healed, that healing strengthens me every day. 

As you love what you are grateful for, you love yourself. You slowly realize your worth and your lifestyle reflects that.
With every passing day, I am closer to being whole. I see improvements in my life every day. Some are tiny, but they are there. I feel them.
Also, you benefit the people you love and meet because your heart and soul will ripple out to touch their lives.
That alone brings me great joy that just gets deeper as I live my life happier than I ever knew I could be.
Please. Be. Grateful. Always. E.V.E.R.Y.D.A.Y

Friday, November 1, 2019

365 Days of Joy and Laughter

  A happy, healthy sense of humor can be soul satisfying.


It is not only an important quality of your recovery, it will liven up everything you do.

That is a POWERFUL example to see.


As my self-esteem healed and got stronger, so did my sense of humor. Laughing at myself has brought me insight into who I am, plus, it makes my bonds stronger with my friends.It provides me with wonderful memories of laughs I share and look forward to adding to. Some of my friends are every bit as goofy and silly as I am; I love sharing that characteristic with my family of besties!


How do you feel after a great big eye watering laugh? A stop it, I cannot breathe belly buster?


Well, there is scientific proof verifying how beneficial laughter is for us. Did you know when we laugh, powerful feel-good endorphins are released through opioid receptors in our brains. Also, the more opioid receptors in our brains, the more powerful the effect is on that brain. That gives us a natural high. 


I found that out in this article: Six Science-Based Reasons Why Laughter Is The Best Medicine


That article includes this important fact: "Highly addictive opioid drugs, like heroin, also bind to those receptors, suggesting that laughter induces euphoria not unlike a narcotic (minus the obvious drawbacks)."


That natural high is something each of us can achieve. But, if we have obstacles in our way, such as emotions that are controlling our moods, we have work to do to get to them.
But, back to laughter and how it helps us heal, have you noticed that some folks laugh just because someone around them starts laughing and then they start laughing, not know what they are laughing about?


I do that all the time, LOL And you know what? It helps me bond with others who laugh at some of the same things I do. 


That is important because we are social creatures and we need our friends in our lives. We need to bond with folks who better our lives just like we better theirs by simply being someone to lean on and laugh about events in our lives.


And that, that helps me keep moving forward.

365 Days of Gratitude Inspiration


Today, Friday, November 1st, 2019, I am grateful for grocery delivery plus cold sunny weather!


Being grateful for all I have changed my life. My focus is on what I have and not on what I lack.


On February 12, 2013 I began my gratitude journey on my first blog here: My Gratitude Posts from February 2013

Being grateful brings me the most important healing I have had the privilege to experience.

I googled famous quotes on gratitude and got about 26, 700, 000 results. Here's one of them.

According to Melody Beattie:
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."

So, being grateful is taking care of yourself, your soul, your inner you.

What I experience firsthand is my life is better every day. I have practiced daily gratitude every day for YEARS. My life did not change overnight, but I got to see up close and personal how my life slowly and steadily got better. As my mind healed, my life around me healed. 

Plus, as it healed, that healing strengthens me every day. 

As you love what you are grateful for, you love yourself. You slowly realize your worth and your lifestyle reflects that.



With every passing day, I am closer to being whole. I see improvements in my life every day. Some are tiny, but they are there. I feel them.
Also, you benefit the people you love and meet because your heart and soul will ripple out to touch their lives.
That alone brings me great joy that just gets deeper as I live my life happier than I ever knew I could be.


Please. Be. Grateful. Always. E.V.E.R.Y.D.A.Y



Thursday, October 31, 2019

365 Days of Joy and Laughter

A happy, healthy sense of humor can be soul satisfying.


It is not only an important quality of your recovery, it will liven up everything you do.

That is a POWERFUL example to see.


As my self-esteem healed and got stronger, so did my sense of humor. Laughing at myself has brought me insight into who I am, plus, it makes my bonds stronger with my friends.It provides me with wonderful memories of laughs I share and look forward to adding to. Some of my friends are every bit as goofy and silly as I am; I love sharing that characteristic with my family of besties!


How do you feel after a great big eye watering laugh? A stop it, I cannot breathe belly buster?


Well, there is scientific proof verifying how beneficial laughter is for us. Did you know when we laugh, powerful feel-good endorphins are released through opioid receptors in our brains. Also, the more opioid receptors in our brains, the more powerful the effect is on that brain. That gives us a natural high. 


I found that out in this article: Six Science-Based Reasons Why Laughter Is The Best Medicine


That article includes this important fact: "Highly addictive opioid drugs, like heroin, also bind to those receptors, suggesting that laughter induces euphoria not unlike a narcotic (minus the obvious drawbacks)."


That natural high is something each of us can achieve. But, if we have obstacles in our way, such as emotions that are controlling our moods, we have work to do to get to them.
But, back to laughter and how it helps us heal, have you noticed that some folks laugh just because someone around them starts laughing and then they start laughing, not know what they are laughing about?


I do that all the time, LOL And you know what? It helps me bond with others who laugh at some of the same things I do. 


That is important because we are social creatures and we need our friends in our lives. We need to bond with folks who better our lives just like we better theirs by simply being someone to lean on and laugh about events in our lives.


And that, that helps me keep moving forward