Thursday, June 25, 2009

Laughter is the best medicine

I have to admit, if our family has learned nothing else in this life, at least we know how to laugh. It is rare not to laugh every day around here. Most of the time it is because of something funny someone said or did. I am grateful for our sense of humor, it has really been a life saver. I received this email about laughter today. I thought it was cute and a great reminder for each of us, to laugh each day!

"You know, sometimes life just gets too serious...too busy...and too complicated. We don't mean for it to happen, but we wake up one morning to discover the fun has slipped away.
A few years ago a health study determined there are 3 main reasons people can't cope in life:
They live in the past.
They have a low self-esteem.
They can't laugh at themselves.
In fact, the study indicated that we need approximately 12 laughs a day to stay healthy!

I heard a story not long ago about a guy who sent flowers to his friend who was opening a new restaurant. When he arrived at the grand opening, he looked for his flowers. Well, when he found them, he saw that he had sent a white wreath that said, "May you rest in peace." He panicked, of course, and called the florist who said, "Bob, I'm not worried about you because as we speak, there's a guy being buried who got a dozen roses that said, "Good luck in your new location!"
Ah throws us curve balls when we least expect it! And sometimes, just to stay sane, we need to sit back and laugh!"
Mac Anderson
Founder, Simple Truths

'The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."  ~e.e. cummings

"Laughter gives us distance.  It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on."            ~Bob Newhart

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