A Good Laugh Is What John Needs - SCENARIO:
John is a very serious man. He takes everything serious. He is very stressed out and he never laughs about anything. John is always at work and he lives alone. John really doesn't have a lot of friends but he do have one friend. John feels his friend James is very childish. James is the total opposite of John. James loves to joke, laugh and have an unstressful life. John and James works together at a purse company called “Its Not Fake.” James is booming in sales and John barely makes his quota.
One day John and James is having lunch at a restaurant nearby their job and a very beautiful waitress comes to their table with two waters. She asks, “May I take your order?” James smiles and says, “You can take my order anytime.” The waitress smiles and she glances at John and John says, “Well, excuse him. He is a clown and I would like #1 with green beans and make sure my steak is cooked medium..please and I need a clean fork.” James shook his head and place his order with the waitress. The waitress walks away with their order. As soon as the waitress walks away James says, “Man, you are so uptight. You need to loosing up a bit...like calm down.” John replies back, “What? You want me to be a fool like you. That will never happen.” Ten minutes later the waitress comes back with their food. John is never satisfied, he complains about everything. James is shaking his head and apologize to the waitress. It is time to go back to work and John says, “This lunch was horrible, I'm not leaving a tip and walks out the restaurant. James sees the waitress and apologize again for John behavior and gives her a $50 tip. The waitress smiles at James and James walks out.
The same day a female customer comes in the store to buy a purse. John sees the female customer and walks to the customer. The female customer is walking around the store and she sees a purse that she likes a lot. John tells the lady, “Hello, Ma'am, this is a $750 purse.” The female customer says, “I know, I just love this purse. Do you have a payment plan?” John is getting frustrated because he needs to make a sale. John is so frustrated and says, “No, we don't..because this purse is already on sale. Are you going to buy it or not? I don't have time to walk around the store, if you can't afford it.” The female customer is getting very upset and yells, “WHAT THE HELL YOU MEAN?” She yelled so loud all the customers in the store heard it. John tried to control the situation but it is too late. James sees what is happening, he run over and tells the female customer, “Ma'am, calm down, a pretty woman like you shouldn't be yelling like that. What is wrong?" The female customer calms down and smiles at James. She tells James the problem and James solves her problem. James has the female customer laughing and when the female customer left she is smiling and happy that she has a beautiful purse.
The next day John and James is riding in John's car. John feels his car bumping on the road. James laughing and says, “Damn man, this feels like we are on some rocks.” John pulls over and gets out of his car. When he looks at his tires, he sees nails in both tires the left front and left back. John is so mad he kicks his car. James gets out of the car laughing so hard tears is rolling from his eyes. He looks at John laughing and says, “Why are you kicking your car?” John is furious and replies back, “This is bulls**t. I should have went the other direction this wouldn't have happened.” James says, “John, you can't control what happens. You may went the other way and something else could have happened. You are not in control. Just go with the flow.” John just stares at James with disgust and says, “Go with the flow. Man, shut up. You never take anything serious. You think that everything is funny.” “Only when I have to be serious but I will enjoy my life. I refuse to be like you..a tight a**,” says James. John didn't reply back he just called someone to repair his tires.
The following day, John is home alone and James is laughing and having fun with his friends.
How healthy is laughter?
A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
Laughter is a physical reaction in humans consisting usually of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system resulting most commonly in forms of “hee-hee” or “ha-ha”. It is a response to certain external or internal stimuli.
You are not control. Live your life. Enjoy and embrace your life. Laugh more and stress less. Laughing is healthy.