April Fool’s Day

Keep your eye out for the unexpected and funny not just today but every day.  Looking for the unexpected humor is a great practice every day.

Viktor Frankl in his awe-inspiring book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’, referred to humor as “another of the soul’s weapons in the fight for self-preservation”.  Even in a concentration camp Frankl was able to use humor to gain a different perspective.  Humor is a key part of an optimistic perspective by increasing creativity, flexibility, and problem-solving abilities. Positive emotions such as humor and optimism release dopamine, which helps us feel better and can reduce anxious and depressed moods.  As we get a different perspective on our circumstances we not only feel better but think more clearly and creatively.

Look for humor today and every day.

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