There are times you laugh and then there are times you ugly cry because you are laughing so hard.

Last night, right before bed, it hit me hard. I was drinking my nighttime tea, laying down and enjoying a little quiet before bed when I saw the funniest thing I've seen in awhile. I wasn't just chuckling a little. I started, what I call, the laugh roller coaster.

You start off with a laugh, which turns into a harder laugh, which then turns into not breathing, but making that wheezing sound. Once you open-mouth-inhale to breathe, you laugh harder, only this time your eyes are profusely watering, and a snort may ensue. For me, this also means a simultaneous kicking of my leg or slapping of my knee, because, well, I don't know why exactly. I just can't contain it, so I abuse my knee or leg, by slapping it, all while laughing uncontrollably. I have also been known to be, quite suddenly, not able to stand, so I sit down, wherever I am or I bend over with my face in my hands.

I love laughing and a good laugh is also one of my favorite ways to relieve stress. According to,

"Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain." and can also, "stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress."

The game Speak Out has caused me to laugh before, but never, ever, have I seen this happen! Enjoy all the benefits of laughing til you cry today. Grab a tissue. You're gonna need it.

If that isn't enough for you, here's another: