‘Humor can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. Once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.’
Victor Hugo: ‘Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.’
Yakov Smirnoff: ‘If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.’
There are few feelings in the world that beat a deep belly laugh. Dr. Lee Berk and Dr. Stanley Tan at the Loma Linda University in California have researched the benefits of laughter and claim that laughing …
- Lowers our blood pressure
- Reduces our stress hormone levels
- Improves our cardiac health
- Triggers the release of endorphins
- And last but not least, produces a general sense of well-being.
According to Ellen deGeneris: ‘We need more kindness, more compassion and more laughter.’
Last but not least, Charlie Chaplin often repeated ‘A day without laughter, is a day wasted.’
I agree with them all as laughter and humor is something I learned from my late husband. He used humor daily, so easily that it almost became a habit. I found it much harder to crack jokes while our son was so very ill but when I invited a humor/laughter therapist to give a talk to our support group, we all realized the value of humor.