Here is a hand out for your youth ministry on the topic of laughter! Your students deal with a lot on a day to day basis, so make sure to remind them to take time out and just have a laugh. Get a group discussion going and crack some jokes!

Proverbs 17:22

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

There’s no substitute for having a good laugh. Laughter is an excellent technique to develop a positive mindset. Take other people seriously and show respect, but take yourself lightly and not too seriously.

Life is amusing, and fun.

Life can be funny — can you?

Answer for yourself and use for group discussion:

When was the last occasion where you laughed at yourself? _________________________________

Do you ever use laughter to defuse stressed scenarios and encounters? _________________________________

Who will you provide a smile and some laughter to today? _________________________________