“A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22, NIV
Thanksgiving Devotional Day 25
One of God’s most precious gifts is the gift of laughter. Laughter can brighten your mood, lower your blood pressure, reduce stress levels, boosts your immune system and so much more.
Plus, laughter causes your brain to produce more endorphins, which are neurotransmitters that ease the pain. You can embrace the gift of laughter when you:
Watch funny videos. Use a website like YouTube or GodTube to find funny videos. You may want to look up search phrases like ‘babies laughing’ or ‘puppies playing.’
If you like comedians, look up Tim Hawkins or Bob Smiley. These two are Christian comedians that keep their routines clean and family-friendly.
Put on a funny song and dance. Don’t be afraid to do your biggest, silliest dance.
Some songs that will make you want to dance along include “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay.
Let your inner kid out. Do something that reminds you of being a kid. Run through a sprinkler, splash in a puddle, jump in a pile of leaves, or build a snowman.
God, thank You for the gift of laughter! Help me to find joy in the middle of every day, no matter what’s going on around me.