Laughter

Monday, August 30, 2010

Laughter IS the best medicine. On Sunday morning, I boarded an early flight. I was tired and probably had a sour expression on my face. Boarding in front of me was a mom with her 2 year old boy. He had the most infectious laugh I have ever heard and he laughed from the time he got on the plane until after he got to his seat.

What was interesting for me was watching the expression change of everyone already seated as this little boy walked past each row. Without exception, everyone’s expression changed from the same sour one I originally had on my face to a big smile or even laughing out loud with him. It was like seeing the impact of a rolling wave.

A nice reminder to me of how laughter can be contagious. This little boy changed the mood of an entire planeload of people in about 5 minutes.

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