Is laughter the best medicine? I’m not a doctor but I’ve seen my share of people who are ill and/or depressed. What I do know is that while laughter may not cure illness, it provides a few moments of relief from feeling ill.
While I was taking care of a resident whose health was failing, I always found a way to make her laugh. Once, I fell on my bottom when I was putting her shoes on. I didn’t think we would ever stop laughing. If I thought my body could take it, I would be a pratfall comedian to make residents laugh.
My middle daughter helped me to get over having a grumpy day. She started doing this dance while she was walking down the hall. I laughed for at least an hour. But my foul mood was gone. I think about that dance whenever I am feeling like Ms. Crabby Pants. How can anyone stay crabby when they are laughing?
Some researchers think that laughter helps with burning calories. If that’s true, I will be here laughing all day so I can lose a few pounds. 🙂 I will be accepting jokes and videos of people walking into glass doors to help with the laughter/calorie burning experiment. Thanks!