What was it that said you should laugh every day?  Have you ever gone a day without laughing? A chuckle, a giggle a simple smile? I know that when I am stressed out, even funny jokes don’t get me laughing. Sometimes I hear my husband barrel laughing so loud he’s falling out of his chair and when he forwards the joke to me, I kind of go, hmm.

It made me kind of jealous.

laughter350x330There were times, especially after situations like that that I began to wonder about myself.  There had to be something wrong with me if I couldn’t find humor and express my enjoyment in such a simple excitable way. So I really looked deep within myself, and this is what I found: If I can’t laugh, I must be insane!  The stress is overwhelming me. I am too focused on work. I am not having fun in life. Either way – it’s not good.

The diagnosis is dire.


Freud said that laughter is the best medicine.  And those that can’t laugh, need to be treated for this disease. So I’ve got a few “medicinal treatments” below: See if these help you. They helped me.

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
~Yiddish Proverb


So to keep your soul clean and be a healthy individual, you should find something to laugh about (at least ever other day or you’ll start to smell)


When people are laughing, they’re generally not killing each other.
~Alan Alda


Instead of spending all of your time watching the news or working or (whatever it is you do) find a joke website and read one… or go set a booby trap for someone and laugh when they walk into it.

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
~Woody Allenlaughter-therapy

While milk is definitely good for the bones, the nose is made of cartilage, so milk is not necessary.  Make sure you are not drinking anything when you laugh.

Sometimes I laugh so hard the tears run down my leg. 
~Author Unknown


While most of us really don’t want to know that, or be near you when that happens… actually, that’s it.  I guess there’s a reason that author wanted to be left  unknown.  But good for him/her! Don’t be afraid to laugh! Don’t be afraid to be bold. And don’t be afraid to carry a change of clothes!


And finally; I’d like to leave my regular laughers with this:

If you find yourself on a quick trip to the Looney bin for laughing insanely for no apparent reason, and everyone around you thinks you are nuts, remember, by text book standards (since you are being treated by the medicinal effects of laughter regularly) you are actually one of the sane ones.  And it is everyone else who is nuts.