Healthy Benefits of Laughing

According to medical experts laughter has many benefits. Their studies have shown that It serves to enhance relationships and triggers many mental, physical, and emotional health benefits. Most noteworthy is the fact that we can self administer this personal healing resource and it is fun, free, easy to generate, and can help extend our senior years. It clearly makes oodles of sense to continue to look for opportunities to laugh in our daily activities and relationships.

This has tickled my imagination to remember a couple of funnies that hopefully will stimulate some giggles and laughter.

(1) I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows too high. She exaggerated her raised eyebrows with a surprised look and then went and looked in a mirror to practise different facial contortions .

(2) I threw a boomerang when I was younger and wasn’t able to duck fast enough when it came back. This fearful experience hastened my learning of potential learning risks. In particular it has influenced me to always keep ducking when I undertake to try something new which always attracts strange looks.

(3) Don’t live your senior life as if you need to try to follow a straight, safe and paved path that can be monotonous and mirthless. Enjoy the fun of regularly experiencing interesting detours that may include such things as – harmless and unplanned fumbling – forgetting a store location and having to take a driving tour to find it -frequent memory lapses when exchanging views involving specific facts and names -acting like a ham when telling jokes – searching the TV menu to find and watch goofy TV shows – occasionally exhibiting weird habits. Simply laugh out loud (LOL) and enjoy the health benefits these off-road experiences provide.

(4) Someone stole my mood ring. Now I don’t know how to behave because I don’t know what color my emotions are.

(5) I know my ears can play tricks on me. Sometimes someone may tell a sad story that I misinterpret by laughing which attracts strange looks. I am able to pick up these visual signals and recover by pretending to wipe my eyes and even loudly blow my nose. Then I notice the other listeners each holding their hand by the side of their head and making circling motions to one another.

(6) When I am enjoying a good senior’s laugh I sometimes sound like a howling monkey. When a group of seniors were invited to visit the zoo we stopped to watch the monkeys and I enjoyed a loud laugh. This caused all the monkeys to begin to squeal and carry on wildly. These loud squeals were picked up by all the nearby caged animals who began to act a little crazy. Then we were all entertained by a wild zoo choir of upset animal sounds. It was the first time I remember being singled out and asked to leave the animal area and visit the aquarium and the flower gardens.

(7) I am still able to recall an experience when I was in lower elementary school. The teacher held a quiz show period with our class. Her first simple question was why do cows wear bells? I raised my hand and proudly answered “it’s because their horns don’t work”! The class laughed but the teacher winced. She then asked why a chicken coop has two doors? She responded to my raised hand again and I proudly replied that if the coop had 4 doors it would be called a chicken sedan. She ignored my hand waving for the rest of the quiz period!

Have a great day! 😀

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Less the Stress brought to you by Christy Kim a Reflexologist and Massage Therapist.  Having worked in the health field since 1999, Christy has greatly enjoyed helping several clients, family and friends with her many health treatments.

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