It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Chapter 1, Page 6, Book 16

Let there be more joy and laughter in your living. 

Eileen Caddy

January 6  - sweeten your life with laughter 

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.

Joseph Addison

An old Yiddish proverb says, What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.  Everyone knows that laughter makes you feel good and puts you in high spirits, but did you also know that laughter actually causes physiological responses that protect the body from disease and help your vital organs repair themselves? A good laugh can be compared to a mild workout, as it exercises the muscles, gets the blood flowing, decreases blood pressure and stress hormones, improves sleep patterns and boosts the immune system. 

Children are always laughing and adults not so much.  We really need to remember to laugh more.  It’s so very good for us.  Think of laughter as free medicine.  If you can find a reason to laugh every day, you'll find that your mood will improve, your relationships with others will seem more meaningful and effortless, and life's hurdles won't seem so daunting.   And it’s all free! Don’t forget to take your daily dose!

How sweet it is!


jack69 said...

Laughter is one of life's most joyous sounds. It has been a long time since I have had a real BELLY laugh. Children are more prone to really laughing! WE all do need more of it, Good one!

betty said...

It is always good to have a great laugh and you are right, Ma, its free. We should be taking more advantage of it :)