Sadly laughter IS a rarely used way to deal with stress and sometimes when it is, it can be misunderstood. Yet ... I still remember the death of my cousin's boyfriend and how heartily his friends laughed together, weeks later, right there at his grave. I heard true, hearty laughter ... even joy. I will always remember that image of real cleansing. It was beautiful. I hope YOU are not dealing with traumatic stress, but ... why don't you resolve to find joy and laughter somewhere in your day today, even if it IS stressful? And furthermore, to bring laughter or joy to another person you encounter.