Laughter is Good Medicine
Laughter is like changing a baby’s diaper. It doesn't permanently solve the problem, but it makes things more acceptable for a while. - Barbara Johnson
I came across this story and wanted to share it with you.
One day comedian/author David Brenner was signing books. A young man handed him a newly purchased copy to be signed and said -"I want to thank you for saying my life." "Thanks, OK," replied Brenner. But the man held his ground, "No, really, I mean it." Brenner stopped signing and looked at him. The young man continued, “My father died. He was my best friend. I loved him, and I could not stop crying. I was going to take my life. The night I had made my mind up to end my life, I had the T.V. set on, and you were on the Tonight Show. I listened to your opening monologue and found myself laughing hysterically. I then realized that if I could laugh again, I could live again. So, thank you for saving my life." Brenner replied, "No, I thank you."
Science teaches that laughing boosts our immune system, relieves anxiety and stress, and lowers your blood pressure.
It releases endorphins that reduce our pain levels. Laughing can release tension and put people at ease.
With all the circumstances we face these days that are out of our control, taking time to have a good laugh, maybe just the thing to get you through your day. So, find the time to watch a funny Ted Talk, watch a funny movie, or hang out with a friend that makes you laugh until your stomach hurts.
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