Sunday, December 15, 2013
A Good Day
The late NC State basketball coach Jimmy Valvano/Jimmy V once said, ~If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week you're going to have something special.~ Without a doubt, life has most definitely its ups and downs to the point where at any given day we either laugh, think and/or cry. For its a tough situation indeed to continually put a smile on your face and be 100% totally optimistic; but you try your best in hopes your day turns out drama free, which isn't always the case. Yet, it's how each one of us deals with certain situations in life that determines how mentally, physically, emotionally, and not to mention spiritually strong we all are when coming face to face with whatever life puts in front of us, so to speak. As said before, its a tough situation indeed to continually put a smile on your face and be 100% totally optimistic; but you try your best in hopes your day turns out drama free, which isn't always the case. Oftentimes, being able able to laugh is certainly therapeutic as it gives us that much needed relief in stressful day, week, month, and/or year. The benefits of laughing are the following: reduced anger, anxiety, tension, depression, andthe risk of suffering a heart attack. Plus, laughing can burn up to at least 2,000 calories. In any case, to find the humor in a funny movie/tv show, book, jokes, or something totally random during the day that causes you to laugh inwardly/outwardly has the capacity to help you feel better so much so your whole demeanor changes. Personally speaking, I'm a thinker and it's considered not only a blessing, but a curse as well. You see, to open up your mind and delving deep into the unknown gives a person the opportunity to seek answers, as well as a deeper understanding to questions that have eluded mankind for years even centuries. Of course, one of those elusive questions that men and women are still trying to figure out is love/relationships. True, there are certain number of people who have figured out the answers because they thought to ask it as it involved their now forever best friend. Unfortunately, for those living the single life like myself we're continually thinking and mentally searching for the answers that will in hopes lead to one day finally experiencing for ourselves true happiness. Let me ask this question to each and every one of you, when was the last time you cried and did it help you feel better afterwards? Essentially, research shows crying is highly effective as it helps the body to heel whereby improving the mood of 88.8% of people. Women, more often than not, shed 4x more tears than men and according to researchers they've also found that the female population cries 64 times within a year whereas men it's 17. Granted, ladies are more in touch with their emotions and having a group of women crying together is considerably normal unlike a group of guys, which isn't deemed normal at all. Let me tell you something, being able to open the flood gates for any person when they have a bad day gives them the opportunity to, in a way, be rejuvenated mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. In retrospect, in life there were will be days where one is need of laughter to simply sit down in order to take stock of one's own life or shedding of tears. Hey, to do it while surrounded by your family and/or gal pals/best buds is something truly comforting to think about. For the question can be asked, who within your inner circle you go to that can make you laugh without even trying? Who do you go to discuss/exchange thoughts and help figure out the mystery known as life? Ladies, who do you hang with to have a cry session with? You see, if you smile it's because you're not alone and you're very appreciate of what he/she means to you is something special. In the end, to have friends who help continually make your life less tolerable with laughter, exchanging of thoughts, and endless supplies of tissues is a good day in my book.