From my experience as breast cancer survivor, laughter has tremendous power on healing. Laughter is the grease that keeps the wheels of our life running smoothly.
My breast cancer taught me so much about laughter. Laughter has been called “the best medicine” – and for good reason – a good dose of deep, heartfelt laughter can help pull you through some of the worst times in your life. In my case it was during my mastectomy as a result of breast cancer. Being able to laugh at it just makes it easier.
Some breast cancer patient healed themselves, just by watching funny movies and comedy shows.
Laughter is so good for us, both physically and emotionally. It strengthens our immune system, improves our cardiovascular health, tones and relaxes our muscles, reduces depression and anxiety, boosts our productivity and creativity, and does a whole lot more good to our being.
Laughing is a great healer and I want to share with you how much. Think of Bob Hope and George Burns. They lived longer than most by using their God-given talent for humor to anchor them in their life. Laughter is a big key to our health. Laughter has a way of making problems melt away. It lets us know just how ridiculous we are. Comedians are so sought after by people because innately we know the healing effect they have on us.
Quite simply, laughing makes us feel good.
So why not En-lighten up a little?
Can you laugh at yourself and at things that have happened in your life??
A recent study found that 5-year old children laugh up to 400 times a day! In this case it’s the kids who can teach us a thing or two! So, start counting how often you laugh!
I used a lot of laughter to ease the pain during my breast cancer.
Let’s develop our own humor and laughter muscles… right now!
Are You Ready?
Here are some empowering questions you can ask yourself on a daily basis:
1. How many things can I notice today that are truly funny?
2. Who can I make smile right now?
3. What tense situation can I look back on and laugh about them?
4. Whom can I call on the phone that can laugh with me?
5. How many people I made to laugh today?
Good humor is tonic for the mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.”
With much Love and Laughter,