Laughing with a service member, family member or friend can be a fun and healthy way to connect. Julie Kinn, deputy director of the National Center of Telehealth and Technology Mobile Health Program, shares a family experience that makes her laugh until this day in a recent AfterDeployment blog post.
Laughing about shared circumstances builds a sense of connection. Just be sure the shared memory is one that everyone finds funny (and not one that will make someone feel embarrassed or ashamed).
How to keep sharing a laugh:
(Use as bedtime reminders.) As you tuck in your children or kiss your partner goodnight, take a minute to say, “Remember when the dogs were being goofballs at dinner?” Just that quick reminder about when you laughed together will increase your connection and will give your loved ones a nice thought as they go to sleep.
Read the full story about how the Kinn family turned a funny “slug eating” experience into a lifelong memory.