Good morning everyone, how are you all doing? How has your week been?
This week for me has been at times a little frustrating. Our car failed its MOT and is in the dock until it can be repaired. Then our toilet wouldn’t flush, so I got a spanner out to fix it and stood back very pleased with myself, only to find it leaking out water all over the floor! So we then had to call an emergency plumber to repair it. I then over-egged the pudding yesterday, doing too much walking and other stuff. I exhausted myself to the point that I had little energy left for my choir practice in the evening, and no wheels to get there! All of these types of niggly events can really get to us at times, and pile in on us that we can lose our focus and temper, or get worried and anxious about how we are going to find the money to pay the bills or just cope. We can be fiercely independent and want to sort it out ourselves.
But you know what, sometimes we have to humble ourselves and accept there are things we cannot change, and that we need to ask for help. My husband said last night why don’t you ask for a lift from the choir members? I didn’t want to, but when I put the request out there, I suddenly had folks falling over themselves offering to help me. So instead of being a martyr and struggling on, I was humbled by people’s generosity.
So where does laughter fit into this? Well, it was one of those evenings at choir, where something was said or sung and we all just fell about laughing. It was so refreshing, and releasing those happy hormones, really was good medicine relieving my pain, exhaustion and frustration.
My encouragement today is to find something that will make you laugh out loud, maybe a movie, or comedy show, music, or family memory that will release those positive endorphins and be like medicine to your soul.
Keep in touch, let us know how you are doing. Share some of the things that make you laugh!