I love the phrase, LOL, which commonly means Laugh Out Loud. I enjoy reading or watching something funny and experiencing that burst of expression of genuine laughter. There is something very spiritually cleansing and healing when we laugh. In fact, researchers have suggested that laughter increases blood flow, encourages a healthy immune response, lowers blood sugar levels, and promotes relaxation and good sleep!* Now, if laughter promotes holistic healing, why don’t we do it more?
This blog title is birthed from the LOL acronym seen on many social media sites, text messages, etc. I believe the expression of laughter connects with the art of living. When we laugh, we live. So if we replace the word laugh with live, we can Live out Loud every day of our lives. Living is not merely just breathing and existing…living involves action, constant movement. If you are not moving in some shape, form, or fashion then you are dead.
I teach the women at my church the art of Living Out Loud through inspirational activities and events. Our God gives us breath day in and day out as a means to truly “live” the life He has prepared for us. A life that is good and abundant with blessings and His glory. God’s breath is action. In order to truly live, you have to be willing to resurrect those things that are dead in your life…spirit, soul, and body. Are you spiritually dead, having no real relationship with God? Are you merely on autopilot in your life? Are you holding on to dead stuff from your past that prevents you from even living in your present, much less your future? Are you physically consuming substances that are literally killing the cells in your body? Are you holding on to dead thoughts, thoughts that lead you towards a slow death, a form of mental suicide? Are you in a dead marriage or relationship that continues to suck the life out of you every day?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I challenge you to start Living Out Loud today! Start examining those dead areas and speaking life over them. Start taking ACTION and read your LIVING WORD daily to begin living out loud! (for those that do not know what the living word is…it’s the BIBLE! LOL…for real). This blog is designed to help you do just that…LIVE OUT LOUD! I hope it inspires many to start living a life of purpose and fulfillment and boldly declare through their actions…GOD IS THE SUSTAINER OF LIFE AND I PLAN TO LIVE EVERY SECOND OF IT OUT LOUD!
Live out Loud,
*Laughter facts found at http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/give-your-body-boost-with-laughter?page=2. Not all facts are supported by evidenced-based research. Personal research is encouraged to confirm or deny scientific claims.