February 10, 2009

Laughing in the Dark

In light of the tragedy in Victoria, it may be hard to find anything to laugh about.

However, now is probably when we need it most.

Laughter gives us a moment of light in the face of great darkness. It reduces stress hormones, increases the number and activity level of virus-fighting cells and increases our ability to use oxygen. Plus, it burns calories!

It saves lives - in his book “Anatomy of an illness”, Norman Cousins details how he used laughter to heal an incurable disease.

Wishing those in Victoria strength to cope, peace as they come to terms with their loss, support to assist them during this tragedy and a time soon when they can find a moment of laughter and light.

Passing on something I found funny. I hope you do too.

GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:
1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptise cats.
2) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
3) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
4) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.


GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS H AVE LEARNED:
1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre, not the toy.

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