I don’t text, but I do know a few text shorthands, like LMAO – Laughing My Ass Off. Well, I do laugh all the time. Sometimes I laugh so hard that I pee in my pants. So, I decided I needed some shorthand for that – PIMP – Peeing In My Pants. This is the ultimate in laughter. It trumps LMAO or LOL or ROFL. It implies that you are gripping your sides, you’re peeing in your pants, and you are doubled over in spasms of humor-induced delight. I never understood people who can’t laugh it up. Laughter is one of life’s greatest gifts and pleasures. Science has proven that it is good for us, but I don’t think any medical evidence is necessary to know that you just feel great after a good laugh. It releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.
I love making people laugh. I am always stymied when I can’t make someone laugh. I have a really good sense of humor, usually taking the form of some self-deprecating monologue. I tend to find humor in almost everything, even death. For me it is definitely a coping mechanism during times of stress. However, the best laughter is the kind where paroxysms of delight envelop your body and take it on a pleasure cruise to happy land. There is only one type of laughter better than your own laughter – hearing your child laugh with delight.
So go ahead and make someone laugh today, and laugh yourself silly as well. You don’t have to go to medical school to improve someone’s health. Laughter is the best medicine!