The idea that humor and laughter benefit health is not new; it has long been a part of folk wisdom. Shakespeare wrote in The Taming of the Shrew, "And frame your mind to mirth and merriment, which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life." And from Proverbs 17:22, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones."
Laughing is good exercise, providing a workout for the diaphragm and increasing the body's ability to use oxygen.Laughter brings in positive emotions that can enhance – not replace --conventional treatments. Hence it is another tool available to help fight disease.
Experts believe that, when used as an addition to conventional care, laughter can reduce pain and aid the healing process. For one thing, laughter offers a powerful distraction from pain. Perhaps, the biggest benefit of laughter is that it is free and has no known negative side effects.
We all know that we feel better when we enjoy a good laugh, so why is it so hard to believe that laughter can affect our health for the better? All through time the wise men, the Shamans, the ancient teachers and elders, medicine men, witch doctors, most scholars and the like have all been aware of the fact that laughter is good.
So what's the lesson here...what does all this mean to us, the average Internet user and person next door? Simple !! The lesson for all of us is really very simple....enjoy yourself ! Laugh! Be happy and make others happy!
If we put aside all the medical talk, all the logical reasoning, all the mystical teachings and fall back on our common sense, we would understand !! Laughter makes us feel good, so it must be good for us. But we already knew that, right? Making others feel good makes us feel good, doesn't it? Makes us all warm and cozy on the inside, right? That means the medicine is working, the healing has started and the body and mind are responding to the positive energy.
Well, so much for the lesson of the day. In the end it's not hard to understand. Want to feel better? SMILE. Want to be really healthy? LAUGH OUT LOUD!
Speaking of smiling and feeling better...let's get some fresh coffee and share a good feeling, OK?