We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh. ~ Agnes Repplier
Laughter is one of the best things to bring to a marriage. Laughter is great medicine.
Many times when Robert and I take a road trip my favorite part is either the drive there or the drive back. It’s because we end up telling stories and laughing. I’m not talking about a little chuckle. I’m talking about all-out, can’t-talk, belly-laughing. It’s contagious and it feels good.
I love that after 30 years of marriage, we can still laugh like that. Granted we don’t laugh as often as I’d like, but we still laugh.
It is my sincere hope that we have many, many more years of laughter ahead of us.
As a side note: Did you know that laughing burns 1.3 calories per minute? That’s not a lot because taking notes in class burns about the same amount. However, laughing has other benefits such as it helps to lower blood pressure, relieves emotional stress and provides a workout for the diaphragm, abdomen, back and shoulders.
Studies reveal that people who have a strong sense of humor are less likely to experience burnout and depression and they are more likely to enjoy life in general – including their marriage.
So lighten up, laugh more, and stop taking yourself so seriously.