Ever been in the middle of a heated conversation or disagreement (maybe even a full blown fight) and someone does something so unexpected you bust up laughing? And no matter how hard you try, you just can’t muster up that anger or frustration like you did a few minutes prior.
Oh you know you have. Maybe one of you tooted or someone split their pants. Or tripped over the dog or stubbed their toe. Or maybe something less sinister as flubbing the words in a way that just hit you as funny. One or both of you started to chuckle and you know it.
You see, I’m a firm believer in anger serves us no real purpose. When we are mad we really aren’t listening to the other person. We are in our flight or fight mode. When we are angry many times we end up hurting those we love. And if we are angry at a stranger, the only one who gets hurt is ourselves because we give our power to someone else to control our emotions. So why be angry?
When you find yourself caught up in one of these moments. Find away to break the tension. Laugh. Get the giggles. Sure it will first be irritating to the other person at first, but soon they will also be laughing cuz you will just look to funny. Laughter is contagious.
And once the anger steps out of the way, you two can resolve the situation.
See, laughter cures many things.
~~~~till we laugh again~~~~