Over the past few weeks I have been surrounded by people who have colds, coughs and flu-like symptoms. Fortunately for me, I have not succumbed to the germs and viruses that have been spread around, partly secure in my belief that being emotionally fit is what protects me. I am not immune from everything, however, and am glad to say that laughter is one of the most contagious of all symptoms.

Many diseases are catching if we let them catch up with us. How about if we are more conscious about spreading “good-eases”? A good-ease would include a smile, a compliment, a kind word, a touch, an appreciation and a laugh. Laughter is perhaps the most contagious of all the good-eases you can offer, partly because it is so spontaneous and partly because of its authenticity. A child’s laughter is the most catching of all for those reasons.

We learn to hold back from spreading our germs around when we have a cold or some other disease. Let’s not do the same for the good-eases we get. If you feel like laughing, let it out. Too often we feel inhibited and hold back from giving a terrific gift to others around us – a good laugh that comes from deep inside our being when we see the funny side of life.

Bless you!

In peace

Warren Redman

Author's Bio: 

Warren Redman trained in the UK as a psychotherapist, facilitator and coach and has developed his own unique style of Emotional Fitness Coaching. He is president of the Emotional Fitness Institute (formally the Centre for Inner Balancing), writing about, teaching and coaching people in Emotional Fitness. He is the author of fifteen books, including the Award-winning The 9 steps to Emotional Fitness, Achieving Personal Success and Recipes for Inner Peace.

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