Go ahead! Laugh a little. Be happy, be free; your body, your relationships and your ministry will thank you for it! Laughter has its way of lightening the air. It has its way of opening your mind to a world of new ideas and to new possibilities.

Your body
Your body relieves tension each time you crack a grin. Relieving tension reduces stress, releases feel good chemicals in your body and revives energy levels. Laughter will leave you renewed and refreshed, ready to conquer whatever comes your way!

Your relationships
Laughter strengthens relationships and builds bonds. It allows you to focus on the positive, drowning out all the negativity. Your defenses go down and you are able to relax and enjoy the company you are in no matter the situation.

Your ministry
Laughing with other volunteers and young people creates an atmosphere of love and acceptance. When you create this kind of atmosphere, you are drawing people near in which you are able to more effectively minister to. You and the other volunteers will have built bonds through laughter, making for a stronger foundation for ministry.

Everyone could use a little laughter. So laugh a little, shine a little light on not such a light situation and be free. Your body, your relationships and your ministry will thank you for it!

Ashley Fordinal is the Children’s Church volunteer at Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.