Grateful I am grateful to wake up every morning and I am alive. I have been on the verge of death, so I am grateful to be alive to enjoy life's challenges and victory's. I am also grateful for the challenges in life that have made me who I am and because it pushed me in the direction to make myself a better person in life.I am grateful for the disappointment in my life that helped me grow in ways that makes me a better person. I am happy that I can walk. This was never supposed to happen after I was run over by a car twice. I am happy that I can walk with my children, and chase after my grandchildren. This is a simple thing in life, but I am glad I was given the chance to be here to …show more content…
Sometimes the little things in life can be amazing to enjoy. Things like my grandchildren doing well in a school, or when they just hug me out of the blue. This is a wonderful feeling to have. I am grateful for laughter in my life. This is one emotion that is amazing, because there is so much sadness and hurt and angry in the world, that when a person can just be happy and laugh even for one moment it makes the world feel so much better. My children are the one thing that I am so very grateful for. That and the chance to be here with them to enjoy what life has to offer us all. I am grateful for the time I have been given to be with them.. Time was given to me and has given me a second chance to learn and be there to see my children become amazing adults. I have been here to see my children grow and watch them graduate and have their ups and downs in life. My son I have watched him be an amazing man through the 11 years so far in the army, promotion after promotion he has risen in ranks. He is still moving forward, and I cannot begin to express the pride I have for him. My oldest daughter has made a amazing career for herself helping others with mental disabilities and cares for so many people. She has chosen this path in her life, and I am very proud of the choices she makes. My youngest daughter is learning
Laughing is resorted to in times where we need to laugh. It’s an escape from reality, its comfort, its fear. Laughing subdues any emotion that is too high strung in our system. It lets it vapor out in a melancholy form that helps us cope with problems that no one else can really understand and help us with. In One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest it allowed emotional tension escape from the patients and made nurse Ratched lose her ward.
This book is about so many things, it is hard to stay on one topic for any length of time. In order to focus on the laugh and laughing as a healing agent, I would like to look towards other influential writers and thinkers to tie together laughing and healing. First, let’s see what laughter is according to Meriam Webster: laughter- n. a cause of merriment. Using this simple definition, we can assume that laughter can come from any form of merriment or emotion like triumph, contempt, relief, and almost any other emotion there is. It is easy to picture in your head different underlying emotions in laughter; the sinister laughs of witches and ghosts, the insincere, fake laughs you hear after pointless, humorless attempts at jokes on the six o’clock news, to the silent laughs of mimes and clowns that fill the people around them with a happy feeling. These are all examples of what laughter is and how it is used. But why do we do it? What in nature created the laugh and made it so successful?
...hit with being on my own for the first time, being in a new city and being in college rather than high school, I was able to stay in a comfortable place while I made the transition to college. I am so thankful that I have my family, because without them, none of these things would have been possible at all. It is very easy to say that the decisions they made for me as a young child shaped my values as well as my self concept. All three of the concepts that I chose intertwine in some way. My primary group is what virtually started my value system. And without being brought up the way that I was by my parents, I would have never had the same concept of self. They have always built me up instead of tearing me down which is vital in a child's as well as an adult's life. I really am thankful for where I'm at and it's rather interesting to see how far I've come to get here.
Laughter is a very complex process. We don’t ever think about it, but our bodies can use up to 80 muscles. Meanwhile, body structures and systems of the brain, such as the limbic system are hard at work also. Although it is a rather difficult method, whenever our body produces laughter, it helps us in more ways than just one. It can help us physically by releasing endorphins, lowering the chances of heart attacks, and even our immune system. It can help us both mentally and socially as well, building great relationships and by releasing stress. If the human race did not laugh, more and more people would die of things such as heart disease or even depression. Most people can agree, without laughter, our world would be a much darker place. It’d definitely be an unhealthy society.
Throughout my life, one of the most important things I have learned is to never take anything for granted. I would consider myself to be an incredibly grateful person, which allows me to come to the realization that I am very blessed. I have a family that loves me, which is something that a lot of people in this world do not have. The people I associate with on a daily basis have definitely changed me for the better. They have shaped me into who I am and I could not be more appreciative for everything they have done for me.
I am thankful for my grandparents, God, and my pet rabbit. I am thankful for my grandparents because my grandparents loves me, took care of me when I was a child, and helps me. My grandparents loves me because they always take me out to eat. They took care of me by feeding me and playing with me. They would always tell me fascinating stories and tell me about the world.
Laughter invokes feelings of love. For example, when sitting with a teenage crush, a joke can bring forth a wave of happiness and love. The enjoyment of watching the person’s face contort in a smile as they recite the punchline while their eyes sparkle with life, “ … and lovely laughing - oh it / puts the heart in my chest on wings / … fire is racing under skin / and in eyes no sight and drumming / fills
“Happy people take the time to appreciate these easy- to –come by pleasures [and] Finding meaning in the little things, and practicing gratitude for all that you do have is associated with a sense of overall gladness” (Bratskeir). For example, happiness is the feeling when I have a refreshing beverage while lying on our favorite chair at the beach. Similarly, it could happen when my friends tell me a funny joke, an interesting story, or something ridiculous that makes me smile and laugh. For others, it is from someone’s smile, or first kiss. There are lots of random things around us that make us feel happy.
Whether it is playing volleyball or just making toddlers at my church laugh and smile, I have experienced this pure joy. Success, building others up, and loving others all play a major role in my happiness as well. I become extremely happy when I am successful, as well as when others around me are successful. The success of others brings joy in my life; however, it makes me strive to achieve just as they have.
I am grateful for my life in many ways and for many reason, I was born 5 weeks premature and one of twins. Though my twin did not survive long enough for me to know him it gave me a purpose to try new things. Whenever I am scared of a new experience such as snow-boarding I think about how lucky I am to be alive and well. This thought helps me to spread my wings and embrace the unknown. Even simple things make me feel thankful, such as running in the rain or taking a walk with my dog or just a lazy Sunday afternoon with myself makes me think how great it is to be alive and here. I have always delight in the small moments in life and to think that they could never exist for me is depressing. Furthermore, being able to share my thoughts and feeling with people I love is something that brings me great joy.