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.