Laughter is the best medicine and a sense of humor is found to be the most attractive quality in a person according to researchers, which I know is a lie, women like to laugh but go home with the hunky guy, trust me, I was always the funny guy going home alone.

I think we all need more laughter. We tend to get caught up in the stresses of life and forget to just let a good belly laugh erupt from us. When you laugh, the blood flows through your body and you feel alive. I find sitcoms to be my favorite shows because they put me in a good mood. I love to laugh but just like the rest of us I have a tendency to get too caught up in life sometimes to enjoy what’s all around me.

Yesterday was one of those days where I was getting stressed out, job pressure was getting to me, I was dealing with insurance agents for my house and truck, the dogs were barking like crazy and my grandson was just wearing me out by being a year and half old. I was going through the house picking up everything off the floor and cleaning the days mess, putting everything in its proper place and wondering “what is wrong with everyone, does no one else care about this mess?”. Just then I came around the corner and found my grandson with his face buried into the dogs water dish. I could not stop laughing. He was laughing so hard, I was laughing, my daughter was laughing, my wife was laughing, the whole house was filled with the sound of laughter and all the other stresses just seemed to evaporate.

It’s amazing what a little clowning around can do. In a world that can be so serious it’s more important than ever that we take the time to laugh and drink out of the bowl now and then.