What if there was a pill that was a cure for every single disease in the world; be it mental, physical or anything..? Realistically that’s nothing but bonkers thinking. But is it?
Ever heard the expression, “Laughter is the best medicine”. From where did they get that? Well believe it or not, it was said long before the English language was even invented.
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” – Proverbs 17:22
Yes, its a bible quote. But before you dismiss whatever is said after this as nonsense, lets think about it for a while.
How many times have you started thinking about someone that hurt or upset you and pretty soon something starts to hurt; stomach aches, backaches, fever, etc…? Be honest.
Now how many times were you having a pain or an ache and all it took for you to feel instantly better is a mate making you laugh or giving you a smile… ?
If we were to think about it, laughter is really amazing. Can’t tell you how many times a really good comedy made me feel instantly better, no matter what I was going through. For that moment, I could feel such a weight off my shoulder.
Even science is proving the health benefits of the simple laugh. They now say that a good amount of laughter each day reduces your risk of getting cancer. They also say being depressed also increases the risk.
Just look at the news today. In a world so torn with problems, we literally have quite little to smile about. If there is any truth to the above, small wonder we hear of so many people suffering with cancers.
One of the biggest things that we need to learn in today’s world is to laugh; more importantly, laugh at our own selves. Some of us are taking life way too seriously these days and we really need to learn to lighten up. For the sake of our health; both physical and mental.
Here is the challenge. Take a chance and laugh. Even on a rough day. Learn to face difficult situations in your daily life with a sense of humour and see the results.
Here are a few videos to help you get started. Enjoy. 🙂