ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Life Coaching-Learning to Laugh

Updated on January 30, 2016

Learning to Laugh

The reason for this continuation of a hub about laughing is that I do not feel like we laugh as much as we should; especially at ourselves, and the sometimes crazy things we do. Laughter can cure a lot of things. It can make a baby smile if you laugh softly when it is crying. It can stop an argument right on key when the conversation gets too heated.

Laughable Personality

This is of course where personality comes in. Everybody does not have the ability to make other people laugh; these people are special and I wish I were more like those individuals but most of the time, I am more serious, but I am trying to change and see life in a different perspective.

In my recent work elsewhere, I have found that we have to be able to laugh at ourselves. When we learn to laugh at ourselves; we then can learn other ways in which we can grow in our empowerment of having more joy in our life. Joy in our life can ease the frustrations of daily life. Joy is another word for cheer, amusement, bliss, pleasure, comfort and many other things. When we obtain this great ability, it rubs off on others and when others see the joy in our life we are then influencing other people to be the same way.

No, it does not mean that one must go around laughing all day or telling jokes, as we have already decided everyone does not have this ability. What we do have is the ability to find joy, something to laugh at, and mainly to see the amusement of making mistakes and being able to laugh our way through some of these embarrassments.


When to laugh

Never too young or old to laugh!
Never too young or old to laugh!

What Makes You Smile With Just One Thought?

We all have something or someone in our life that is an expression of true joy...

-----------a child or children we adore

-----------a friend who is true

-----------an older parent who needs us

-----------good health without medication

-----------we can see and hear what others tell us - there are those who cannot

-----------we are able to walk and run and play

-----------we have the ability to learn, grow and share

There are many other blessing that we can be joyous over and when we learn to somehow laugh at ourselves we are able to see that whatever it is that we might think is missing could not be half as bad as it seems.

Laughter the Best Medicine

When to laugh at yourself....

  • When you wear two different color shoes to work
  • When you slipped and fell going out the door and look around to see if anyone saw you
  • When you tell a joke and it made no sense
  • When you pick up on a conversation which has ended with what you are saying
  • When your husband brings home the queen size panty hose when you said average
  • When you want to scream over the spilled milk; the baby smiles and says "mommy"
  • When you tell yourself you are losing weight yet the scales do not agree
  • When you missed the green light
  • When you missed your exit
  • When you missed the phone call
  • When you came out of the store and your skirt is tucked in your waist--oops
  • When you are afraid to tell your husband you spent too much money
  • When you spouse wants to go away for the weekend **you have done something right
  • When you can't find your hairbrush
  • When your spouse fills up the car with gas
  • When your child brings home straight "A"'s **you helped in some important way
  • When you think life is teaching you a lesson
  • When you know you have done your best
  • When you know you made a mistake
  • When you can't stand to make a mistake
  • When you want to cry

Joy Quotes

"Enjoy the journey, enjoy every moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing."

- Matt Biondi

"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." --

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Joy is the best makeup." -- Anne Lamott

"The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their differences." -- Audre Lorde

"Joy is a heart full and a mind purified by gratitude." -- Marietta McCarty

"Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by its breathtaking moments." - Michael Vance

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • lctodd1947 profile image
      Author

      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      Alex, I appreciate you stopping by to read and comment. You words are so very nice and encouraging. Thank you so much.

    • profile image

      Alex 7 years ago

      Wonderful blog. I always thought some people were gifted with laughter in all situations. But you're right - it is something that can be learned. Thanks for this write up ! Enjoyed reading...

    • lctodd1947 profile image
      Author

      lctodd1947 8 years ago from USA

      Adrienne2, Thank you for coming by to read and comment. There have been times in my life that I could not laugh and it seemed it took some time to learn how to laugh through the sorrows...you know the ones we don't talk about.

      I appreciate your comments.

    • lctodd1947 profile image
      Author

      lctodd1947 8 years ago from USA

      DrPastorCarlotta, Thank you for coming by to laugh...I am trying to laugh more often. It is something that revives our soul, I believe.

      Blessings to you too.

    • adrienne2 profile image

      Adrienne F Manson 8 years ago from Atlanta

      I always knew laughter doth good like a medicine from the scripture. However I never heard of learning to laugh, informative hub.

    • drpastorcarlotta profile image

      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 8 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      I agree with this Hub and I a laughing NOW!!! lol, lol, lol, lol, lol...... Blessings my new friend!!!

    • lctodd1947 profile image
      Author

      lctodd1947 8 years ago from USA

      Thank you James for stopping by; long time no see...you have been busy....I appreciate your comments. I am trying to laugh more so that I can slow down the aging process!!!

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Very nice Hub. I surely agree with you that laughter is the best medicine. Joy is something we can consciously have and different from happiness. Good work, my dear.

    • lctodd1947 profile image
      Author

      lctodd1947 8 years ago from USA

      Thank you Zsuzsy Bee for commenting again. I am trying to laugh more now that I am older. I realize if I had laughed at most of the things in my life; the bad stuff would not have seemed so bad...I appreciate you stopping by.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      The whole world needs to laugh more, that's for sure.

      great hub and pics too.

      regards Zsuzsy

    • lctodd1947 profile image
      Author

      lctodd1947 8 years ago from USA

      Pamela99 I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and read. Yes laughter is good for the body,mind and soul.

      Thank you

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

      Great hub. Laughter is so healthy and can change your outlook in a matter of seconds.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)