Laughter may be the best medicine — but that’s not the only thing it is. Humor is a tool, a resource that costs nothing and can be deployed anywhere, 24/7, every day of the year. Humor can be our secret weapon, the tool we use to fight back against feelings of overwhelm, fear, frustration, stress, and more.
Not everyone is familiar with the use of humor. Terminally ill patients often report being told, “If you knew how sick you were, you wouldn’t be laughing right now!” by their family and friends. In fact, it is when we’re truly ill — or when we’re confronted with serious illness in another — that humor becomes so very important.