My bulkhead is starting to fail. The worms have eaten some holes in the wood and I now have a sinkhole forming. Ugh. When I called the bulkhead company to come out and repair the damage a wonderful thing happened. The woman who answered the phone and I had a gut busting laugh and boy, did it feel good. I also had great phone conversations with two other people on the phone that day, laughter and all. I didn’t know any of the people with whom I was speaking but we sure did have some fun. It still has me feeling good!

We need laughter right now and we need it bad. Watch a funny show or read a funny book. Play a funny game and crack jokes with someone or laugh at yourself (of course, without judgement). Laughter can lighten any day no matter how bleak things seem. How wonderful it is to share something pleasant with another human being. Plus, we are putting all that good energy out into the world. So, go ahead and have a laugh. You’ll feel better for it and you’ll be spreading some joy. What’s better than that? Until next time….. Oh! Don’t forget to wash your hands and wear those masks!

Elder Lynn

Lynn O’Hara, MS, RD, LPC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Registered Dietitian