Friday, September 2, 2011

Laughter is the Best Medicine


The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.

A little girl was eating her breakfast one morning when a ray of sunlight suddenly appeared through the clouds and reflected off the spoon in her cereal bowl.  She immediately put it into her mouth. With a big smile she exclaimed to her mother, "I just swallowed a spoonful of sunshine!"
A spoonful of sunshine just may be the best "soul food" that a person can have in a day.  A prominent surgeon once wrote, "Encourage your child to be merry and to laugh aloud.  A good, hearty laugh expands the chest and makes the blood bound merrily along.  A good laugh will sound right through the house.  It will not only do your child good, but will be a benefit to all who hear, and be an important means of driving the blues away from a dwelling.  Merriment is very catching, and spreads in a remarkable manner; few being able to resist the contagion.  A hearty laugh is delightful harmony; indeed it is the best of music." 

Not enough laughter has never been a problem for me.  I love to laugh and I look for reasons to giggle in most every situation I come across throughout the day.  It's not that I don't have things to be unhappy about, I just choose to find some humor in most everything.  It helps to lighten the load. 

An old poem advises: If you are on the Gloomy Line, the Worry Train, or the Grouchy Track, get a transfer! It’s time to climb aboard the Sunshine Train and sit in one of its Cheerful Cars.

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