The Power of Laughter and Joy!

The message for you this day is one of joy. Joy is the sprinkling of sun beams between puffy clouds overhead. It is in the bubbles of laughter that erupt from a child’s burst of laughter as they are entertained by a frog jumping from one lily pad to another.

Joy is that inescapable feeling in your chest and lungs when something happened that fills you to the brim with warmth and happiness. Such moments of joy are what make the cells within our bodies replenish themselves. It is said that our body’s cells regenerate themselves. Some more frequently than others, but part of this regeneration and growth comes from changing patterns. When you change patterns of sleeping, eating, exercise, reframing your thoughts and yes, even laughing, then there will be healthy regeneration of cells! 

Find joy in life. Remember what Norman Cousins found? He had been diagnosed with an incurable degenerative disease in 1964. He decided that he wanted to take control of his own illness and treatment. He discovered that laughter gave him some relief from the pain that kept him in agony and unable to sleep. So he checked himself out of the hospital and into a hotel room where he could watch comedy movies whenever he wished. Once he was away from the clinical environment, he started to feel much better. His doctor luckily was supportive of what he was doing and gave him mega doses of Vitamin C as well. This combination of laughter and Vitamin C helped fight off a disease that was considered irreversible!! 

It is time! It is time to find joy in your life and laugh. Laugh out loud hard!! Laugh so hard that tears come, and your sides ache.

When was the last time you found yourself experiencing that much joy?

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