Laughter Mends My Mood

What chocoholic wouldn’t want to work in a Chocolate Factory? It seemed like a good idea to Lucy and Ethel. They’re timeless comedy still makes me cackle like a goose.

Whenever I’m sick with the flu and forced to spend a day in bed, I Love Lucy or other sitcoms are a sure-fire remedy for making me feel better. Okay, chicken noodle soup also helps. After a day of napping, giggling, chuckling, and slurping, I’m generally good to go again.

I think deep down we all crave laughter in our lives. It makes us feel good. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. Humor helps us get through difficult situations, giving us courage, strength and renewed hope. A good laugh shakes us up, exercising and massaging our internal organs. It boosts our immune system, lowers blood pressure and relieves stress.

Laughter Album lady in transition 1500Years ago I prepared a small laughter album, full of various comic strips I’d cut out of newspapers or printed off the web. It included family favorites like Marmaduke, Ziggy, Peanuts and Dennis the Menace. Dilbert had real zingers for the corporate world, making them popular additions to the album. I had the scrapbook sitting in my office for anyone to browse while waiting for a meeting to begin. It guaranteed our conversation would start with a smile.

Humor is tricky though. It’s personal and what I find hilarious may make you cringe. I do appreciate those with the gift of funny and who know the perfect time to crack a joke and when to remain silent. And then there are the rest of us, me included. We would fail miserably at a comedy improve class, but we hope our infectious laughs make up for it.

A man found a bottle on the beach. He opened it and out popped a genie, who gave the man three wishes. The man wished for a million dollars, and poof! There was a million dollars. Then he wished for a convertible, and poof! There was a convertible. And then, he wished he could be irresistible to all women… Poof! He turned into a box of chocolates.

So the next time you see me in a funk, make me laugh or offer me some chocolate – that works too.

Have a great day everyone!

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  1. I Love Lucy and Charlie Brown, two of my favorites! Laughter really is the best medicine and I’ve had a few people think my laughter is too loud (one long term boyfriend didn’t like going to the movies with me because of it) and of course I think my laughter is just right. I don’t hold it back, but it isn’t forced either.

    Oh and… mmmmmm chocolate!

    Peace to you.

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    1. Thank you Morgan! Last night I twirled through ME TV and discovered they are playing I Love Lucy reruns during the day. Reminded me of a scene from Crocodile Dundee when Paul Hogan arrives at the hotel in New York, turns on the TV and there is “I Love Lucy”. The classic still continues! I would agree (even not having heard it) that your laughter is “just perfect”. I bet it’s contagious and gets others going too. I hope you have a laughter day. 🙂


  2. This chocoholic doesn’t want to work in a chocolate factory! I’d have to grease my hips to get through the door and punch in by the second week. Then again…what’s a little grease between friends?

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  3. The chocolate factory episode is one of my favorite I Love Lucy adventures. Laughter is now scientifically proven to improve our health. My jokes aren’t always funny to others, but as long as I can laugh at myself, at least I’ll be a healthier human. Thanks for the reminder to laugh 🙂

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