Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter

 

“Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.” Read the article of Melinda Smith, M.A. and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. here at helpguide.org http://www.helpguide.org/articles/emotional-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm

 

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Spiritual Humor

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A young woman who was worried about her habit of biting her fingernails down to the quick was advised by a friend to take up yoga. She did, and soon her fingernails were growing normally. Her friend asked her if yoga had totally cured her nervousness. – No, she replied, but now I can reach my toe-nails so I bite them instead.

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don’t. – Robert Benchley

Student: If I’m open minded, won’t my brains fall out?
Teacher: No, just keep your mouth shut at the same time.

If you believe in telekinesis, please raise my hand.

Says one woman to the other: – My son started to meditate. I don’t know what it is but it’s better than him sitting around doing nothing. 

I am not young enough to know everything.  – Oscar Wilde

Genealogy

A little girl asked her mother: – How did the human race appear? The mother answered, – God made Adam and Eve and they had children and so was all mankind made.  Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered: – Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved. The confused girl returned to her mother and said: – Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys? The mother answered: – Well, dear, it is very simple: I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.

Peace

Disciple: Oh wise and all knowing one, take me to the realm of perfect peace.
Master: If I take you to that realm, it will no longer be peaceful.

The Yogi and the Pizza

The Yogi walked into the Zen Pizza Parlor and said: –  Make me one with everything. When the Yogi got the pizza, he gave the proprietor a $20 bill. The proprietor pocketed the bill. The Yogi said: – Don’t I get any change? The proprietor said: – Change must come from within.

Q: How do you describe a schizophrenic Zen Buddhist?
A: A man who is at two with the universe

A student once asked Zen teacher Steve Allen: – If you were given a wish-fulfilling jewel, what would you wish for?  – To stop wishing, replied Allen.

The Sunday School teacher asks: – Now, Johnny, tell me frankly: do you say prayers before eating? – No sir,  little Johnny replies,  I don’t have to. My Mom is a good cook.

The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.

 

Being kind:

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