Welcome to the 26th Humormeister's Forum edition
February 14th is Valentine Day, a day for love and caring. Combine your love and caring with some humor and laughter and make it an extra special day!
Laughter motivational quote of the month
"A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, but a good laugh bursts from the soul" - Carolyn Birmingham
Thirty-seven percent of the people on Forbes list of wealthiest Americans are less happy then the average American.
The 1 Minute Laugh
Three friends from a church organization were asked, "When you've died and are in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?
Artie said, "I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine community supporter, and a great family man,"
Eugene said,"I would like them to say I was a wonderful teacher and servant of God."
David said,"I like them to say, look he's moving!"
Humor from our richest 'Humor Resource'......our kids
"It's just a stage mom," my young said consolingly. "First you 're a baby, then there is teenage-hood, and next is adultery."
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feature of the month
Laughter more than being entertained
There is strong evidence today that laughter can actually improve health and assist in fighting disease.
These days humor and laughter are regularly used in a diverse number of therapeutic situations.
Research has established that humor has the power to motivate us in our wellness pursuit, that it can alleviate stress and pain, and generally improve our sense of well-being.
Who would have thought that in this world of medical breakthroughs, miracle drugs and medical technology a readily available and 'no-cost' item like laughter would be recognized along with highly sophisticated drugs as such a phenomenal benefit to our health and well-being.
A multitude of research projects have been conducted on the medical benefits of humor and laughter to the body. What they concluded, after numerous experiments and backed with scientific data, is that laughter has profound benefits for your health.
A study by the Foundation for Advancement of Internal Science Bio-Laboratory of Japan found that laughter helps regulate gene expression, assisting in the control of Diabetes, which because of its escalating incidence in today's society is an extremely important discovery.
This means that if we were a happier individual, the gene that causes type ll Diabetes probably never would be expressed. Although laughter more than likely will not replace insulin, it could be the key in helping to prevent the disease.
Studies also show that laughter has a positive effect on rheumatoid arthritis, not only affecting the level of condition, but also providing psychological benefits in controlling pain and stress related conditions.
The most significant discovery however, published by S. Karger AG, Basel, Switzerland, is that laughter has been proven to alleviate some of the lasting effects of heart attacks, resulting in less medication needed and fewer repeat heart attacks. All this made possible with just 30 minutes of humor therapy a day.
If you lose your zest for laughter - you lose your zest for life!
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