For faithful followers of my blog, Sandi Nieto is a familiar name. She’s a dear, sweet friend who is a great encourager and all-around fabulous person. She’s also really funny. We met in 2009 on our first trip to Israel, and it was truly a God-ordained moment: perfect strangers one minute, life-long friends the next.
Honestly, we clicked at our first meeting and have been snapped together like Legos ever since. Except that she lives in AZ and I live in VA. Whatever.
She’s a regular on my Friday Favorites, and I’m excited that she’s guesting for me this month. BE SURE to follow her blog. It’s insanely popular, and with good reason. Check it out and see: Clayzmama.com
Remember your 4th grade slumber party when you played Truth or Dare? Remember making little Janie Gooden kiss the dog and the dog kissed back? You laughed so hard you couldn’t catch your breath and the little rubber bands on your braces popped out?
You were learning at an early age that laugher just makes you feel better. Humor can relax your body, ease your mind and relieve stress, not to mention boost your creativity! In terms of exercise, you can get the same benefits from laughing 100 times a day, as you can from 10 minutes of rowing. Sooo….which would you rather do? Besides, One good belly laugh burns off 3 1/2 calories.
How can you make your life a little funnier? Here are a few tips:
- Focus on funny things – Try looking for humor in everyday life. Trust me…it’s there, it’s all in the perspective.
- Look thru a child’s eyes – Got a barking boss? Have a whining Aunt Gladys? Try picturing these characters with child’s eye view and they might just appear a little less threatening and a little silly, too.
- Choose to laugh wisely – You know, laughter is contagious, but so is the plague. If you start making racist or ethnic jokes, people will avoid you. Know when to draw the line and remember that not ‘everything’ is funny.
So go ahead and laugh! There are 15 facial muscles and dozens of others all over your body that will appreciate it!
Once when I was lost I saw a policeman and asked him to
help me find my parents. I said to him,
“Do you think we’ll ever find them?”
He said, “I don’t know kid. There are so many places they can hide.”
~ Rodney Dangerfield
It’s me (Susan) again. I frequently highlight Sandi in my Friday Favorites. She’s the person who introduced me to “photobombs.” Here’s a small sample of some of the things you can find on her blog, Clayzmama.com