Laughter is the Best Medicine

I don’t have to tell you how beneficial laughing can be for you. Laughing when someone makes a funny joke is natural. It’s a natural reaction (also a defense mechanism) that our bodies make when we see or hear something funny. But it’s also very important to use your laughter very carefully because you can hurt someone including their feelings.

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” Or “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It’s true. I’m an avid lover of comedies and sitcoms. You can name any comedy made over the decades, I’ve seen it. The same goes with older shows such as Home Improvement (Bring this back, Tim Allen!), In Living Color (LOVED THIS SHOW), Full House and Roseanne were all huge hits in my house growing up. Watching something that’s funny relaxes you and keeps your mind off of what’s bothering you. Your “Fight or Flight” system is relaxed when you’re relaxed. I watch funny stuff anytime when I’m not feeling my best. (Especially, when I’m deathly sick with a cold or flu bug!) I’ve found that after a rough day at work and whatever stressor life is throwing in my direction, I handle it with laughter.

I happen to be grocery shopping recently and while I was in the checkout (Yes, I still shop in store, not via curbside shopping), I noticed this book by Time Magazine. I had to stop and (briefly) held up the line (SORRY!) because I found the book interesting. I should’ve picked it up and purchased it (that’s called impulse shopping for us retailers!), but I didn’t. Maybe next time. I also found some other books of that are worth checking out at your local bookstore or via Amazon.

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