Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Ha, Ha, Hahahahaha ....

I found this in my newspaper this morning ... thought I might share it with you.

Everyone knows laughter is the best medicine, but research shows that even expecting something funny is good for us.
Experiments have shown that laughing boosts our immune system.
Scientists have now found that just the expectation of watching a comedy raises levels of feel-good endorphins and doubles levels of a hormone which helps people to fight off infections.

Isn't that interesting ... laughter, or even the anticipation of laughter, is really good for you !!

I also found these really great quotes ...

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e.e. cummings -


Laughter is an instant vacation.
- Milton Berle -

So, my request of you all today is to make sure you try and have a happy day, try to laugh as much as you can ... even if you don't really feel like it, it may still help make you feel better ... and smile at at least one person ... "A smile can be contagious, you can catch it like the flu ... if you smile at someone else, they may smile back at you, too !!"

Have a great day, keep smiling.

MEOW

33 comments:

Cinthia said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Sorry... already Ha Ha Ha starting Ha Ha Ha to Ha Ha Ha laugh. Thank you, Meow!

momyblogR said...

Great post! I think that is so right. Laughing is one of my favorite things to do. Life is just way to short to live it without joy!

:):)

Granny said...

I wish I could remember the name of the book (about 20 years ago) about a man who laughed himself into good health.

If I couldn't laugh, especially at myself, I'd go nuts.

Jenn said...

That's why having a pet is so healthy. I would not smile and laugh nearly so much without my cutie dog making me smile all day.

Meow said...

Cinthia ... ha ha ha ha ... you are most welcome.

Momyblogr ... thank you. There is nothing better than a good belly-laugh. In fact, just this morning, Chicky and I were watching the cat doing something really stupid, and I actually laughed so hard I cried ... and Chicky couldn't breathe, and almost wet her pants !!!

Granny ... I think I know the one you mean ... it was fabulous.

Laugh loud, laugh lots, have fun everyone. Take care, Meow

Meow said...

Jenn ... you must've been commenting at the same time as me !! You are so right, pets make us laugh all the time. I love to laugh at the crazy antics my cat does ... she's so silly sometimes.
Keep laughing, Meow

Kyahgirl said...

I love a good laugh and I always end up smiling when I come here. :-)

Tab said...

I am sure that is why nature gave us the gift of laughter!
It helps cope with other things that aren't always funny.
Great post :)

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hey Meow
Love the post, it is so true and you always feel so good after a good laugh,everyone should laugh more LIFE can be SHORT , to short to be cranky all the time, LIVE LAUGH, LOVE , have fun it keeps you young , I wish you laughter everyday and not just at ME! he he he !!! LOL
Greeneyes

Connie and Rob said...

You always make me smile.

Great post and I so agree. Life is way to short to walk around grouchy. Laughter can see you through almost anything.

Hugs,
Connie

Badoozie said...

laughing is so good, i love it. and lucky for me, i laugh at really dumb stuff so there is never a shortage of medication.

i did go through a time not too long ago, a very dark time when i went days and days without even smiling. it was aweful.

Meow said...

Kyahgirl ... I am so glad ... one of my reasons for doing this blog is to make people happy !!

Tab ... thank you, and yep, nature was clever with that addition to our selves.

Greeneyes ... thank you. Here's hoping we can have many, many more laughs together !!!

Connie ... thank you. Laughter is so very, very important.

Susie ... I couldn't imagine you going through at time where you were laughless ... you seem to be such a fun-loving person. Glad you got through that dark patch.

Hope everyone is having a happy day. Take care, Meow :)

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I'm already laughing. Mine's up too.

Meow said...

Fridays Child ... have a great day. Meow

Nicole said...

Oh yes, that definitely made my day. You are a gem dear friend. Happy thursday to you in advance! Hugs xox

Meow said...

Nicole ... glad to be of service. Happy Thursday in advance to you, too !!
Take care, Meow :):):):)

Alice said...

*SMILE!*

:-)

:-)

:-)

:-)

*SMILE!*

DayByDay4-2Day said...

That's a funny smiley! IT makes my nose itchy to watch it.

I'm still checking the mail daily
:(

Viamarie said...

Definitely true. When we laugh, there is a shift of our present mood to one that is happy. Did you ever notice that when you're happy, everyone around you seems happy?

This reminds me to make it a habit to put on a pleasant face everyday.

Thanks for sharing this lovely post.

Diane said...

Meow,
Thanks for the smiles. :)
Hope you're having a great Thursday now Down Under. Still noon Wednesday here in Arkansas. :)

angel, jr. said...

I believe it. Laughter does something for everyone!!

Chloe said...

okay, here's what made me laugh today on the picnic. There was a stray dog and looked hungry. I gave him some of my -vegetarian- pizza which he smelled and then ignored. Then, he picked up a pine cone in his mouth and brought to me as a thank-you present.

Meow said...

Alice ...
:-)
:-)
:-)
:-)
Smile some more !!

DaybyDay ... I know what you mean, it makes you want to wrinkle up your nose !! Keep checking the post, it shouldn't be too far away !!

Viamarie ... I agree, when you are happy, everyone else seems to be (well, mostly).

Diane ... thank you ....it is Thursday morning in Oz ... around 7.30am. Better go sort Chicky out for school !!

Angel ... yay, another believer in laughter !!

Chloe ... that is so cute. Dogs are funny things ... he ignores the pizza, but thanks you anyway !! That is sweet. Hope the picnic was fun.

Thank you, everyone. Have a happy, smiley day. Take care, Meow

Heidi said...

LOL at Cinthia first comment...Great post , thankyou for sharing. :)

Meow said...

Heidi ... thank you, and you are most welcome.
Have a happy, giggly day. Take care, Meow

LoraLoo said...

Laughing is the best medicine! That's pretty cool, even the anticipation of laughter helps. I like that. I'm going to have to change my perspective on some things, like meetings... if I realize how funny and absurd they are beforehand, think of the benefits!

Jenn said...

The way that yellow smiley face is showing its teeth reminds me of the way my boss's black lab used to smile and show her teeth.

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm smiling REALLY big right now!

Laughing feels so good. It does lift one's spirits even when times are tough.

I wish you lots of laughter!!

Meow said...

Loraloo ... yeah, think how amusing those meetings would be if you picture (in your head, of course) all the meeting participants (except you, of course) in the nude ... I'm not being rude, that is what some people recommend you do when talking to a large crowd of people ... haven't quite figured out why, yet !!!

Jenn ... I guess it does look kinda like a dog smiling, in a weird sort of way !!

Jamie ... thank you ... I am smiling too ... I smile everytime I jump on blogland, just thinking about all the wonderful people I will be catching up with.

Take care, everyone, keep smiling ... Meow

True Blue Guy said...

A happy person is a productive person !

cheers

Meow said...

True Blue Guy ... I so agree. I really do get more done when I am happy, than when I am moping around ... all I want to do then is a big-fat-nothing !!
Take care, Meow

ange said...

i had a smile today, but not a laugh....im a little under the weather with a head cold....
i will survive.

Meow said...

Hi Ange, hope the head cold gets better quick. Sing a little Gloria Gaynor ... I Will Survive (well, you said it first !!).
Have a great evening.
Take care, Meow