“Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments flit away and a sunny spirit takes their place.”   Mark Twain

From the quote by Mark Twain, it’s easy to see how humor and laughing creates a better situation for almost any situation, but what is laughter?

Laughter is an expression that everyone has experienced, and is quite effective in many situations, such as making us forget about bad things that might be happening in our lives and it definitely helps in making people feel joyful and happy.

Everybody loves a good laugh. It is contagious, feels good and creates a great atmosphere. When we have uncontrollable laughter, especially among our friends and loved ones, it never fails to enhance an already good mood.

However people sometimes dismiss the power of laughter, even though there are many benefits. There are certain situations where a laugh can create a better atmosphere for everyone involved.

1. When it is awkward

Ever been in a situation that was incredibly awkward, like maybe you accidentally did something that was completely uncommon and everyone just happens to see it? By laughing, we can make the situation less awkward and you will feel more relaxed. There are people who can easily laugh at awkward situations due to their own unique personality, and they almost always make the atmosphere a lot better.

2. When you are feeling a bit down

Of course it is not appropriate to laugh during a very sad moment, but after the sad moment subsides, it seems easier to just wallow in your sadness rather than trying to feel better. And sometimes, the only thing that can make us feel good is to smile. And the best way to start smiling and change the mood is by beginning with a laugh.

3. When something feels bleak

Laughing when it feels bleak makes you more able to adapt to a difficult situation and makes us look at things differently. This might help in inspiring you to find the solution for when things just don’t seem to go your way.