‘A merry heart doth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.’ Proverbs 17:22 KJV
‘[Humanity] has unquestionably one effective weapon-laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution-these can lift a colossal humbug-push it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.’ Mark Twain
‘A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.’ Madeleine L’Engle
‘Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.’ Lord Byron
‘And keep a sense of humor. It doesn’t mean you have to tell jokes, if you can’t think of anything else, when you get my age, take off your clothes and walk in front of a mirror. I guarantee you’ll get a laugh.’ Art Linkletter
‘As soap it to the body, so laughter is to the soul.’ A Jewish Proverb
My friend, Jeff, is a human joke machine! When we visit with him in Europe he has a phenomenal supply of funny anecdotes that keep us in stitches!
I have noticed that a person may be sad…but once their laugh mechanism is triggered…they are happy!
Laughter is rather magical…don’t you think? I can be totally involved in serious matters, at least serious for a 62 year, and out of no where…something strikes me funny! Immediately I am consumed with the joy of the moment and often find it difficult to re-focus my mind and spirit in a more serious vein!
Often when women are asked why they were attracted to either their boyfriend or husband…they will respond that he makes them laugh!
I am a Jerry Seinfeld fanatic! I have watched every episode in the long running series on numerous occasions. Seinfeld is a master of timing and witty observations regrading mundane life occurrences.
It has been said that even a fake laugh has health efficacy? Also that compelling yourself to laugh will brighten you mood.
I have noticed my friend, Ro, when she is presenting Stewardship issues to our church, has a light hearted delivery that makes the physical needs medicine…easier to swallow!
I always loved the circus! However, I am like Kramer of Seinfeld in that he was afraid of clowns…and I do not like them much either! Tomorrow Aaron and I are going to see the latest Stephen King movie, IT Two, about a demon clown!
We have been raised to be serious and responsible adults. When we were children…we understood that everything was not as grim and serious as the big people made things out to be!
The world is full of mystery and wonder and joy and discovery! Life is a glorious gift that is bestowed upon us without an instruction manual or a roadmap. So many things that we encounter on our walk back to Jerusalem..are laughable and delightful…and if we are the only person in the crowded movie theatre that laughs uproariously as the funny line of act on the screen…then we ‘got it’ while the silent masses once again failed to get their money’s worth!
Note: Images of people laughing and Kramer photos are courtesy of Google search.