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A Matter of Perspective

One of my favorite sounds in the world is the sound of laughter. I especially like the sound of laughter coming from someone that I judge as having no earthly reason to be laughing.

Let me explain what I mean by that.

When I know a person and that person has had a hard life or a bad time of things and I hear them laughing, I feel a sense of joy in my heart because I feel like that laughter is such a release for them. And if they are having a hard time and they can still laugh, then I feel like they are blessed.

I wanted to know a little more about laughter so I consulted the Internet and came up with this information.

“Laughing is a natural medicine that nurtures both mind and body. When we laugh, our brain releases endorphins, fostering a sense of joy and reducing stress. It bolsters the immune system, improving overall resilience against illnesses. Laughter enhances cardiovascular health by increasing blood flow and dilating blood vessels. Socially, it strengthens bonds, fostering positive connections among people. Moreover, laughter reduces pain perception and promotes relaxation by triggering the release of muscle tension. Emotionally, it aids in coping with challenges and fostering a more optimistic outlook. In these myriad ways, laughter undeniably contributes to a healthier and more balanced life.”

Wow! Laughter is a potent potion with no prescription needed!

Years ago I was a regular reader of Reader’s Digest. One of my favorite sections was “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” I would read those over and over and often literally “laugh out loud.”

Whenever I get an opportunity to read one of the current issues, I still look for this section as well as “Life in These United States” along with the other sections having to do with making a person laugh.

I love to laugh. I recommend several laughs an hour!


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