My pastor preached on this subject one sunday in church. He say laughter is good for you and you always try and find something to make you laugh. So I will put in a funny movie or watch something on t.v. to make me laugh
Recently I attended an Occupational Health and Safety workshop that included a "Laughter Yoga" session. I didn't know what to expect, and at first it seemed a bit forced as we were supposed to make "smiley" faces and "fake laugh", but everybody looked so goofy doing these things that it wasn't long before we were killing ourselves with real laughter. It was a great invigorating workshop. I took it right after lunch when I'm normally fighting off sleepiness - no problem with that!
My gym instructor likes to make us laugh during our training and often demands that we smile! She leads by example and we all have a great time. Makes me want to go back for more and it is such a mood enhancer....
One of the blessings of netflicks and the $5 bin at your local store is that so many old comedies are on DVD and can be watched for very little money. I also find VHS movies at thrift stores. I recently bought four Muppet movies for 50 cents each. My favorite comedy teams are Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and Don Knotts and Tim Conway. Anything I have seen with these guys is hilarious. Even my grandkids enjoy them. On a more mature level, There is "Support Your Local Sheriff" , "Grumpy Old Men", and "Wild Hogs". Most every comedy from before 1960 is clean, nonviolent, and funny. That's why they are so popular.
11/1/2010 8:12:36 AM
I whole heartedly believe in all this laughter talk! I don't watch many movies because I don't like the violence and high drama. I wish someone would suggest some really funny movies.....I wouldn't know where to begin to pick one.
Ever hear of "Laughter Yoga"? No mat required! There's quite a bit of research done on the benefits of laughing out loud (check out http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/). Laughing seems to be good for your immune and cardiovascular systems, can help alleviate depression, and even counts for aerobic exercise. You don't even have to feel amused-just laugh anyway! Who knew something fun could be so good for you?
I agreee 100%! I think laughter is a wonderful thing, it gives the body a great feeling and is so positive. Weekly I try to share something funny with my team. It makes me feel good when I've added a little humor to someone's day. :o)
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