Laughter is the best medicine

Do you consider yourself funny? What role does humor play in your life? Who’s the funniest person you know?

Laughter is the best medicine. I really believe that. When you’re down in the dumps and everything just puts you off, a good laugh can do wonders. I don’t consider myself a funny person, I can be quite serious most of the time but occasionally I do get the odd comment “Oh you’re too funny!”

Some people manage to see the lighter side of things even in serious situations. When a doctor told my grandmother that with every cigarette she smokes she lessens her life by 5 minutes, she remarked “I’d rather have the cigarette than the 5 minutes!”

I read somewhere that seeing someone smile stimulates your brain with pleasure the same as eating 2,000 chocolate bars or receiving $25,000 cash. Well if I get the cash I’ll be smiling all the way to the bank!

My husband is away during the week as his job takes him to another country but when he comes back it’s really funny to see my son with him. It’s like a mix of a wrestling match, karate and a tickling session.

These days it’s my son who keeps me laughing:

We were talking about how Bollywood (Indian) movies have songs and dances. When my son heard this he said excitedly “I also know an Indian song, ‘One little, two little, three little Indians, four little, five little, six little Indians….'”

Another time I asked him to explain his naughtiness, “What are you doing??” I said. “I’m doing what I’m doing!” is the cheeky reply I got.

At school he was learning about the five senses. “The eyes are for seeing, the nose is for smelling, the ears are for listening, the hands are for touching…” “And what is the tongue for?” I asked. “For sticking out!” he answered.

Not wanting to go to school one day, he told our maid, “You can go to school, I’ll clean the house!”

Life is just so colorful with him around.

And now for some pingbacks…

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14 thoughts on “Laughter is the best medicine

  1. I love it when kids say the most funniest things without even realising it, in their own sweet innocent way. It always brings a smile.

  2. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Funny Ha-Ha | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

  3. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Funny Ha-Ha | My Atheist Blog

  4. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Leave em’ laughing! | SERENDIPITY

  5. Pingback: A Face In The Crowd | Cheri Speak

  6. Pingback: I Can Haz Funnies! | Stuphblog

  7. Pingback: Daily Prompt:Funny Ha-Ha | Motherhood and Beyond

  8. Pingback: That’s a Fly Swatter, Not a Spatula | So I Went Undercover

  9. Pingback: Am I really all that funny? | Rob's Surf Report

  10. Pingback: Make Your Own Damn Sandwich | Molly Greye

  11. Pingback: Laughing at Me | Natasha's Memory Garden

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