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 like the global pandemic we’e all experienced.
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
“You have as much laughter as you have faith.” ― Martin Luther