Friday, March 22

When Was the Last Time You Laughed?

Laugh: (online dictionary)

"To express certain emotions, especially mirth or delight, by a series of      spontaneous, usually unarticulated sounds often accompanied by corresponding facial and bodily movements /To show or feel amusement or good humor/To feel a triumphant or exultant sense of well-being."

Seriously, when was the last time you laughed? Really, really laughed, with tears streaming from your eyes?
You will agree with me that some of the words of the definition are key! ‘Mirth’, ‘delight’, ‘facial and bodily movements’, 'good humour,' ‘well-being’ etc. This post already wrote itself with those words, wouldn’t you say?

Laughter does not have to cost you anything, well, except you are the type who could never let go long enough to show some good emotions. In a world as mean as the one we live in, we should find every tiny reason to laugh. I really would love to always collapse into gales of laughter at the slightest opportunity; laugh at myself, at the other (crazy) driver, the roadside hawkers, the misbehaving okada riders, the meanness of the Government, the unfairness of people and situation around, laugh, and then proceed to find a solution to whatever the issues are. Even the Bible says that ‘laughter does good, like medicine!’
You do not have to have a sense of humour to laugh, oh no; just appreciate it in others and encourage them by laughing!!

I have this friend whose ability to reduce me to peals of and no-holds-barred laughter is unprecedented. He has only to open his mouth, or write something and I am guffawing. There is this other person I know who looks totally quiet and harmless but who has only to open his mouth and the laughter-inducing sarcasm is unbelievable. I wish I could do that!

I suggest you search for any avenue that will get you some health-improving laughter; pay for it if you have to! I used to (see here) attend comedy shows, (until I was seriously traumatized by one Julius Agu show; I should forgive him already! Lol). I like Teju Babyface, Akpororo, Owen G and whatever (or whoever) Bunmi Davis produces. Find something.

Go.
LAUGH.
Be Free oh…

I dedicate this post to my friend, who rights an otherwise tilted world with his ability to make me laugh all the time.

4 comments:

  1. The question when last did you laugh....hmmm got me thinking. It's really true I need to laugh more. It helps the soul. www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

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    1. Phiri! You should tell us when you find the laughter o.

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  2. Zainab,

    I love your post, truly we should find laughter in our lives, God has freely given us! Even laughing with your children at their silly jokes is such a blessing, they long for it, instead of constantly correcting and trying to straighten them all the time!

    God bless.

    Be free oh! :)
    Evelyn

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  3. Sis, yes o. Find every opportunity to just...laugh!

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