Have you had a good laugh lately? It will improve your health and relieve mental stress. 3000 years ago King Solomon wrote, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22) Modern medicine has finally discovered why. Researchers at the University of Maryland say that smiling increases blood flow while tension decreases it. So a hearty laugh literally does a body good.
I recently read it put a different way: “Laughter does more than help us escape our problems. It sometimes gives us the courage to face them. As humorous author Barbara Johnson has said, “Laughter is like changing a baby’s diaper. It doesn’t permanently solve any problems, but it makes things more acceptable for awhile.”” (God’s Little Devotional Book, Honor Books, Inc. 1995)
So have a good laugh, not only will it lift your spirit, it will improve your health.
What is something that has made you laugh?