Laughter is Often the Best Medicine

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"To be good is noble, but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
" - MARK TWAIN I love humor.
Laughing out loud feels good.
I had heard that all my life; but the other day when I was watching a show on TV, I got it.
A stand-up comic who I have heard before was making his silly remarks and he must have hit my funny bone because I started to guffaw very much out loud.
My belly jiggled and I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes.
Wow, what an experience.
After he left the stage, I shouted that I wanted him back.
I wanted more.
That's when my sister came into the room to see if I was OK.
I was OK, even better than OK.
I felt strong and happy.
Along time ago I read about a man who was very, very ill.
His doctor told him to put his affairs in order.
The man decided that he wasn't going to give up that easily.
He got many old comedy movies from times long gone and he spent whole days watching and laughing.
He invited his friends and family to join him and they thoroughly enjoyed the films and each other.
No moaning and crying for this man.
And a miracle happened.
He got better.
After that he became a motivational speaker on the healing affects of laughter.
The magazine The Readers Digest named one of their comic features "Laughter is the Best Medicine" after his recovery.
This is really a very old idea.
I don't know why it took me almost 60 years to really feel it, but I'm glad I did.
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