Sunday, January 18, 2015

Laugh a Little More This Year

In late 2011 (or early 2012) I published a posting...Laughter is the Best Medicine. Humour is infectious when laughter is shared...and health benefits ensured physically, mentally and socially:

It bonds people together and increases happiness and intimacy.
Laughter triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humour and Laughter strengthen your immune system...boost  your energy...diminish pain...and protect you from damaging effects of stress.
                                                                   But BEST of ALL ~  
This Priceless medicine is fun, free and easy to use!

Happiness cannot be achieved in the aisles of shopping venues...nor in fine dining establishments...nor in an exotic travel journey...nor winning a big lottery...nor observing your son's university graduation.

A clinical psychologist, Hal Shorney, states, “If you're feeling anxious or irritable or down on yourself, you can intentionally engage in a behaviour that actually changes your physiology. Laughter fosters connection and emotional ties...even if we're not able to synchronize our thoughts with another person, we can synchronize our emotions if we're both laughing. Also, nothing short-circuits an argument faster than admitting you're a long way from perfect. (laughing at your own imperfection).

In all aspects of LIFE, humour can be found: religion, politics, sports, academics, clothing,  the arts.etc.
Enjoy this one sent to me by Tom last October:

Church Squirrels

There were five houses of religion in a small town:  The Presbyterian Church...The Baptist Church...The Lutheran Church...The Catholic Church...The Jewish Synagogue.  Each church and synagogue was overrun with pesky squirrels.

One day, the Presbyterian Church called a meeting to decide what to do about the squirrels.  After much prayer and consideration, they determined that the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn't interfere with God's divine will.

In the Baptist Church, the squirrels had taken up habitation in the baptistery.  The deacons met and decided to put a cover on the baptistery and drown the squirrels in it.  The squirrels escaped  somehow and there were twice as many there next week.

The Lutheran Church got together and decided that they were not in a position to  harm any of God's creation.  So, they humanely trapped the squirrels and set them free...miles outside of town.  Three days later, the squirrels were back.

The Catholic Church came up with the best and most effective solution.  They baptized the squirrels and registered them as members of the church.  Now they only see them on Christmas and Easter!

Not much was heard about the Jewish Synagogue...but they took one squirrel and performed a short service with him called “circumcision” and they haven't seen a squirrel on the property since!

Scripted by Merle Baird-Kerr...January 7, 2014
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