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||Laughter and Luck (Kay Potetz, Ph.D., Facilitator)
Laughter plays a critical role in our lives and there exists scientific evidence that it produces specific physiological benefits, i.e., we feel better, endorphins are produced, it eases stress and, yes, it even creates good luck. Research done in the psychology department at the University of Hertfordshire in England has concluded that good luck is much more than kismet, coincidence or good karma. Being positive and finding humorous aspects in life’s situations are directly related to attracting good fortune and creating luck. Our ability to find humor and laughter in otherwise impossible situations is directly correlated to the selective perception process employed in our everyday lives. Reality is neutral; therefore we can find the positive or negative aspects of our every experience. The decision is ours.