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October 13, 2009

Laughter

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 9:46 am

It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine. Based on my personal history, that seems to be the case.

Looking back over my close friendships in life, they all had one thing in common. Each person could make me laugh until I couldn’t breathe, and then make me laugh on top of that.

In my case great friends = laughter.

Genuine laughter is so spontaneous. It comes from a special place – a place of healing.

I’m sure some researcher could tell you all the physiological benefits of laughter but it goes deeper than the research. There is a part of us that wants us to laugh because it knows that laughter is in our best interest. Maybe that’s the reason I gravitate to people who made me laugh.

Laughter is not a commodity; it’s a necessity.

If you can’t find something to laugh about several times a day, you are compromising your health.

Think about any sourpuss you know and just notice their condition of health. Reminds me of a story . . .

Many years ago we had a very serious couple live in our neighborhood. He was a psychiatrist and his wife was a psychologist. They had a little boy named Danny who used to play with our boys. That’s how I got to know the parents, through the son.

Danny was a pensive kid and I can honestly tell you I never saw him laugh. It became evident when I met the parents. The father was so stiff that you would have guessed that his spine was surgically fused together, and the mother lived constantly in the shade. Her cup never even got to half empty. They were like a skit on Saturday Night Live, even though it hadn’t debuted yet.

The topic of conversation was always on the down side and they never cracked a smile. They were the sickliest people I can ever remember. Danny had every malady you could imagine and never once did these brilliant people deduce that their approach to life was causing their ills.

A day without laughter is a wasted day.

Find something to laugh about today and again tomorrow. It’s really a matter of focus.

Focus on laughter and you may find your personal HMO.

All the best,

John

HOW HEALTHY CAN YOU BE?
LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF

STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
VIRTUAL MASSAGE



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