Yes, I do believe in the generous use of humor.
It can show up in some very unexpected situations. People around you might not understand all of the time, or even some of the time. One way that humor is a positive thing is that it can lift us out of the doldrums and help us to get more light-hearted.
When things are going strange around you sometimes having a good laugh can help. Just because people expect you to cry, does not mean that you cannot laugh. The human mind can only take so much sadness, and it needs to feel relief.
If you are with someone who has gone through tough times, and they laugh unexpectedly, it might be their mind trying to get rid of some pressure. If someone that you know is going through something hard, try to help them and not lay guilt trips on them, they already have enough to handle.
Within the last year, my husband and I lost 4 people that meant a lot to us. We have laughed and cried. We have survived and still remember the good things from our lost loved ones. Laughter at times can help to lighten a heart and mind that are on overload.
I am not a mind doctor. I have not any really special training, but I AM A SURVIVOR of grief.