Here’s one characteristic of a healthy team – whether it’s your church staff, your family, your volunteer worship band, your co-workers, or any other team you are part of….
Laughter is a by-product of joy, connection, and friendship. It’s a result of having time for stories, memories, and personal connections. Laughter is a result of play, fun, and joy-filled lives. Laughter helps balance the workload, the tough issues, and the disappointments.
Give yourself permission to enjoy life. Smile. Laugh. Have fun with those around you. It’s a decision we make to be happy.
Christians should be leading the way with joy and laughter even in the midst of crazy seasons of life.
Tell a funny story that happened to you. Think back to something funny that happened in the past week or so. Find humor and joy in everyday life. Be a great audience for someone else’s story and laugh. Decide to smile and/or laugh more than usual today.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 ESV
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. Proverbs 15:13 ESV
“Peace begins with a smile..” ― Mother Teresa
“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ― Robert Frost
“I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.” ― Maya Angelou