Mrs. Klapisch’s cat was feeling a bit off so she took it to the veterinarian. The doctor had her hold the animal on the examining table as he touched and gently squeezed it. He then walked slowly around the table, all the while looking back and forth, back and forth. When he was done, he gave the cat some medication, and presented Mrs. Klapisch with the bill. “What?” she cried. “Two hundred dollars for two pills?” “Not just for the pills,” said the vet. “I gave her a cat scan too.” ~Readers Digest—–Laughter, The Best Medicine~
A Jewish Proverb says. “What soap is to the body, laughter to the soul.”
Abraham Lincoln once said, “If I do not laugh, I should die”
Milton Berle quotes, “Laughter is an instant vacation.”
Henry Ward Beecher, “Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.”
And Charlie Chaplin, “A day without laughter is a day wasted”
The 1st Sunday of May is designated as World Laughter Day, a day to recognise the importance of injecting laughter in to a person’s daily life.
It has been said “That children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults an average of only 15 times a day..” This is really too bad, because we as adults miss out on so many benefits.
More and more the health community has discovered that laughter is EXTREMELY beneficial to our health. The list is quite impressive.
The amazing thing is that laughter is God’s idea. He invented it, and made us as human beings with the ability to laugh. And there are many references in the Bible that relate to laughter. One of the many verses is Proverbs 17:22, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”
Jesus himself lived with having wit, humour and laughter as part of his life. He talked about putting a “Camel through the eye of a needle, about blind men attempting to lead blind men, about dead people attempting to bury dead people, about picking figs off a thistle, about hiding a lamp under a bed. And also about bullies with big logs sticking out of their eyes while they walked around poking at the dust in the eyes of others.” Now that IS hilarious
So please remember to take God’s daily medicine and take the time to laugh each and every day. 🙂
2 thoughts on “Laughter Really IS The Best Medicine”
Now I see why adults need to participate in more children’s activities; they need to smile more! Great post.
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Thank you Doctor Jonathon for reading and sharing your generous comment. An important lesson for all of us including myself to lighten up and smile and laugh more. 🙂
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