I just finished watching a couple of dog videos on Facebook shared by my friends. I’m a dog person and thus had to watch them. I not only watched them but I liked one of them. I can’t recall which one. They were both of similar tone but one was posted by someone I slightly like better. Oh one was of a dog who ran off with a GoPro capturing his nuttiness. It was cute but not the one I liked.
As I liked one of them, I also forced myself to laugh at the video. I had a hard day dealing with some unnecessary drama. I’ll leave it at that. I’m a person who is constantly laughing. However, today I wasn’t feeling it. And, despite not feeling I forced my self to laugh at the video. And, then I pulled up the other and laughed at it as well.
The day was still a bad day. However, by forcing myself to laugh I felt better. My shoulder felt less burdened and weighted down. Laughter, even if forced, can be medicinal.