Laughter as Blissful Medicine


Like many people, I've always enjoyed laughter. My Mom was silly. My sense of humor came mostly from her and her side of the family. My Dad and his side of the family had a dash of silly too, they certainly weren't entirely straight-laced. I'm thankful that I grew up appreciating a good laugh, and not taking everything so seriously. We were serious when the situation called for it however, so there was a nice balance.

Sense of humor is one of the first things that attracts me to someone, be it a friend or a romantic interest. I've had a couple of boyfriends that just about everything that came out of their mouth made me laugh. My slight curiosity about David turned into deeper interest when I heard him say a few funny things at the first Thai Yoga class of his I went to, and he still makes me laugh over 5 years later.

In 2010, at 36 years of age, it was time for me to wake up.