I Have to Laugh to Feel Better

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    Surrounded By Funny People

    i surround myself with people who make me laugh. I suffer from depression  so i surround myself with funny people who can always make me feel better and see the funny side of life.  
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 22, 2009

    Laughter Keeps Me Balanced!

    I may come across to you guys as a really serious person and at times I am, but nothing makes my day more than an unexpected guffaw! I love to make those closest to me laugh as well as a stranger having a bad day...What better gift can you give to someone than the ability to...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2008

    Best Medicine

    Sometimes I'll hear something funny late in the evening and I'll laugh, and then realize that's the first time I've laughed all day.  And then I think to myself that it's no wonder I had such a bad day or that I'm in such a bad mood;  it's because I haven't laughed all...
    eromreven eromreven
    26-30
    Jan 19, 2008

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    Laughing is the only thing that keeps me stress free. But it's really difficult to laugh sometimes when you've got so much on your mind. But laughing is a good medicine.
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    atticusimoes atticusimoes
    36-40, M
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    Forevertired23 Forevertired23
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    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
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    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie
    18-21, F
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    Well, the laughter is kinda appropriate, cause what I thought of was hilarious... But my thoughts do not match the situation.
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