Thursday, July 31, 2008

A life full of laughter

"Life abounds in comedy, if you look around you" Mel Brooks

So I was thinking today how much fun it is to laugh and how we often don't take time to just be silly. We take life too seriously, going about our daily routine and crossing things off our TO DO list. But laughing can be productive! It burns calories, releases endorphins and bonds us with friends and family. I think it's the secret ingredient in any successful marriage, lasting friendship or happy home.

"You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh - it's as simple as that" Jay Leno

"Fun" can come in a lot of different forms but try laughing almost anywhere, any time, with anyone and you'll realize that experiencing pure happiness is much simpler than we often make it. Laughter is contagious, addictive and freeing. You may need some inspiration but often you'll find that once you start, you won't be able to stop.

"Never be too busy to laugh or too quick to criticize" Gerry Hopman

Certain things always make me smile...

Babies smiling or babies pointing at other babies and saying, "Baby"

Any movie with Will Ferrell, especially Wedding Crashers and ELF

Looking at highschool photos of old friends and outdated fashions

Crazy dancing and air guitar

The muppets

What is it that makes you smile?

These days, everyone is searching for something that makes them chuckle. Believe it or not, you can try something called Laughter Yoga.
Just the idea of that makes me laugh.

"Through humor you can soften some of the blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it" Bill Cosby

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