I love humor. I love to laugh. I love to make other people laugh. No, I don’t have a side hustle as a comedian (though that wouldn’t be a bad idea) but you may have heard the sayings, “Laughter is the best medicine” or “Laughter is good for the soul.” Well, both are true…and necessities of life.
There is enough going on in our world, our country and our communities that can inhibit us from finding the humor and discovering the laughter around us. Unfortunately, this is also the case at our places of employment. A place where most of us spend the majority of our awaken hours. Sure, it’s easy to point out what a co-worker isn’t doing. Sure it’s easy to complain about your boss/supervisor. Sure it’s easy to complain about your crappy pay (if it is crappy). But it is also easy to find the humor if you choose.
The first place where you can often find the best humor is from the person you see in the mirror…YES, YOU! We are funny…and some, funny looking! Start here FIRST. Some of the things we do not only make us laugh but other people too, if you’re in their presence when you do it. I could create a stand-up routine just based upon myself. How about you? Maybe we can meet at the next “Last Comic Standing” audition.
I was in a staff meeting and we needed our calendars because we were deciding on future meeting dates. Well, I was using a “freebie” calendar from a promotional vendor and when dates were being mentioned, they didn’t line up with the calendar I was using. Long story short, the calendar I was using was for 2016, not 2015. To say the least, this was a moment of belly-busting laughter for us and still, periodically, resurfaces.
Humor is all around us folks. You just have to be intentional to find it…even in the workplace. Because when you find the humor, you will discover the laughter; and when you discover the laughter you will find that it is “the best medicine.” Below is one of my favorite movie laughter scenes ever. Here’s to laughter, and Remember…Personal Growth Makes You Better!