Ho ho ho! Laughter as Medicine


This weekend was a busy one. I attended 2 dinner parties with friends. Prior to going to them I had been orchestrating an incredibly hectic week and the evening parties were beginning to look like just another chore. Imagine my delight when I left each one with an enormous smile, sore face and tummy muscles from laughing so much, and a great big natural high. I’m still chuckling at the stories!

Is laughter the best medicine? You bet! It’s good for the soul, for the mind, and for the body. When we have a really good belly laugh, the world seems like a better place. Troubles that seemed daunting can seem a little more manageable, and we can breathe a little more easily. Holiday stress eases. Laughter gives us energy and allows us to focus better. It’s also good medicine for the immune system, is a great way to move past stress, is a trigger for those feel-good chemicals, the endorphins, is good for the heart, and can even reduce pain.

Another really great thing about laughter is that it’s contagious. Good moods spread. Relationships can become stronger, teams can function better, and groups can bond. Humour and the laughter it produces can really help change our perspective on things and add some zest to our lives and our relationships.

What do you find funny? What helps put you in a good mood? For some Christmas humour, see Christmas.WhipNet.net  or Off the Mark How can you add some laughter into your day? I’d love to hear your comments!!!

Why is Christmas just like a day at the office?
You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit.

Have a happy holiday!!!
Santa in therapy cartoon