Laughter begins with a smile.
Laughter elicits the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killer. Endorphins, like opiates, create an overall sense of well-being.
Laughter makes a body feel good, physically and psychologically.
Laughing at a negative situation can relieve stress.
Much comedy comes from making fun at painful or depressing situations It works for me; that’s how I sometimes cope with difficult situations. I am often accused of having a "sick" sense of humor (pun intended)!
"Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it." ~Henry Ward Beecher
"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul." ~Yiddish Proverb
"I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, 'Ain't that the truth?' " ~Quincy Jones
"A man isn't poor if he can still laugh." ~Raymond Hitchcock
"A good time to laugh is any time you can". ~Linda Ellerbee
"Seven days without laughter makes one weak." ~Mort Walker
"A laugh is a smile that bursts." ~Mary H. Waldrip
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