Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh? I think we all do. As legendary comedian Bob Hope once said, laughter is an “instant vacation.”
My family can attest to that. We love to laugh together. It bonds us together and enables joy, love, and grace to flourish in our home.
Simply put, laughter helps make our house a pleasant place to be. The more we laugh the more we enjoy one another’s company, and that strengthens our relationships.
That experience isn’t unique to us.
Did you know research shows that the more family members are able to laugh together, the less likely they’ll experience depression or be overcome by stress?
To be sure, life offers plenty of genuine trouble that is no laughing matter. But sometimes it’s easy to create mountains out of molehills.
When families can laugh at the routine ups and downs of life, they’re better equipped to feel compassion for others in the midst of their struggles. Perhaps that’s what essayist Agnes Repplier meant when she said, “We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.”
So laughter is good for families and good for the soul. With that in mind, let me ask, have you, your spouse, and your kids shared a good belly laugh lately? If not, then I have a great broadcast for you.
On today’s show, “The Medicine of Laughter,” our guest is the “minister of encouragement” himself, Dennis Swanberg. In this recorded message, he taps into his vast reservoir of impressions and shares uplifting and, of course, humorous stories about faith and family in his unique way.
So gather your family around the radio and get serious (no pun intended) about opening yourself up to the humorous side of life. I can tell you from experience that it’s worth the effort. Life is just better when you enrich it with laughter. You can also tune in online or via our free, downloadable mobile phone app.