My high school yearbook senior quote reads: “Laugh and the class laughs with you, but you stay after school by yourself.”
Once the class clown and avid giggler, I don’t laugh nearly as much as when I was younger. But I still struggle to get through telling a joke without laughing first – which can drive people crazy. And one of my favorite things about getting together with my family of origin and old friends from high school is how much we can make each other laugh.
Laughing is critical to self-care: