Humor is infectious. It lightens burdens, inspires hope, connects us to others, increases our insight, keeps us grounded, focused, alert, and happy.
Laughter is a universal language that stimulates both sides of the brain. It allows us to get messages quicker and remember them longer. We all learn more when we are having fun. Writing this blog is a creative exploration in sharing thoughts that make me laugh, smile, or think. Thinking is the source of laughter. Welcome and have a nice day!
Like they say, being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
While researchers state that a forced smile can make people (women in particular) feel gloomier, a targeted approach to feeling happier can actually result in feeling happier.
Take "Happy Words" for example. If you "clicked" on this post, you were probably looking for "happy" words. Why?
Seeing the word "happy" makes most people feel "happier". There's no pretending needed. If, for example, you work in Customer Service, and you're supposed to greet customers, despite their mood, with a smile, it might feel like you're "faking" it.
"Faking it" is a very funny word for women. Even men join in on the fun by faking entire relationships!
But what's wrong with thinking of something funny even if it is fake? Either way, you "think" of something funny. When I think of something funny, it makes me laugh. So, what is it exactly that constitutes happy faking?
He might not get very far, but he'll laugh and help others laugh along the way. In this way, faking is just another expression of happy.
While a bunch of (male) researchers sit around telling women that we are all unhappy when we are "faking it" - trust me when I say: "Faking it" is one of our best jokes!