Perhaps you are familiar with the television show, “America’s Funniest Videos”. I’m not sure how long the show has been on, but it seems like a couple decades. It’s almost hard to believe there was a time when people didn’t have a camera permanently attached to a body part.
There’s a reason that a show about funny videos has lasted so long. Somehow, watching cute kids, silly adults, and adorable pets in embarrassing and funny moments never gets old. The videos from twenty years ago are still just as fresh today because we all need to laugh and share humor whenever possible. The freshness of humor never gets stale.
A caregiver knows the importance of finding appropriate ways to release stress. There is much seriousness involved in being a caregiver. Life situations can be difficult and sometimes the tears flow very easily. It is essential for the health of the caregiver to find ways to relax the mind and the soul.
My husband and I have discovered a few cable channels that run the Funniest Videos show at assorted times during the day and night. We have found therapy in humor. He hears me laugh and I hear him laugh. It’s a sound we both love to hear. For a time, we both relax as we laugh together. There is much value in laughter to ease the burdens of the soul. What makes your soul laugh? When you find it, don’t let it go.
The body is only as healthy as the soul. Find humor and joy where you can. You owe it to yourself and your loved one. We all know there will be difficult days. Arm yourself with humor and laughter for the difficult days and your soul will persevere.