Laughter Gone Viral

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Graeme Wilson in Victory Call

“A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17:22

Laughter really is good medicine. This has recently been proven through a video of a mom wearing a Chewbacca mask that went viral. She basically bought a Chewbacca mask and made a video in her car …oh…Chewbacca is a big hairy character in the Star Wars movies who has a distinct growl for a voice…Anyway, when she puts on the mask for her friends on the internet she is able to move her mouth and make the famous growl that is distinctly Chewy.  Although I think the mask is a hoot, the clear fun of this video is Candace Payne’s laughter and her quick reminder, “it’s the simple joys in life”. You can’t help but laugh watching this video! But that reminder is profound…the simple joys in life. Life gets too serious for too long sometimes. My life has been too serious for too long. I didn’t get a Chewbacca mask but I did get a puzzle. OK, there is nothing funny about a puzzle but I enjoy them. I had long forgotten how much I liked working on a puzzle. Next time I’ll go with 500 pieces instead of 1000, but it’s fun for me. Riding my bike is fun for me. My husband still cracks me up after 31 years. My friend…you know who are… makes me laugh at her expense. What brings a smile to your face? What makes you LOL? There is plenty to be serious about but sometimes we need to laugh and let our joy pour out.

Has it been awhile since you had a really good laugh or have your bones dried out? Not only is laughter good medicine, not only did laughter go viral in this video but laughter is contagious! I hope you catch some today. I hope your belly hurts. I hope you know that God laughs with us and at us but that is for another time.  He delights in you today. May His joy fill you to over flowing!


Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.

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