Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Laughter is great Medicine.
Well today just got too hot for me to do much of anything...now I know how my friend Toni in Phoenix feels...I love to be outside but when it gets too hot, well I am inside with the air conditioner...So because the enegy was zapped from just being out in the heat I knew it was going to be a pretty low key day. Anyway I started to read which I very seldom do other than in the winter. Did you know that the average child laughs about 400 times a day. And the average adult laughs about 17 times a day.. First of all where do they get these statistics? Secondly, what are the requirements for average? So this is my conclusion from reading, laughter is the best medicine for almost anything to do with well being and state of mind. So now we know why children are so happy, As adults we all take things way too seriously. Have you ever heard someone laughing and it was just contagious, no matter what kind of day you were having you could not help yourself from laughing. I worked with a fellow named Leon and I wish I could have bottled him up as medicine for the world. When Leon laughed you could feel it right from the tip of his toes and it was so heartfelt. His laugh remains one of my fondest memories, I just close my eyes and I can hear him. When I got Cataplexy I started to stay away from him as he would make me fall, It was a little difficult trying to explain to somebody, oh I am fine, you just made me laugh. All I can say is thank god for medication as my days have definately become better. When I am tired I have to be careful if I am standing up...You know you just never know when something will strike you as funny...I do know that I can not watch Just for Laughs...Gags on T.V. or I will have one episode after another...even sitting down...To me laughing is worth it. I would not give up being able to laugh for nothing. I can not imagine a life without it...I do have to say some of the medications I was on made it real hard to...luckily I got off those because I just knew something was wrong. It makes me wonder when children are on medications that it would be very hard for them to know if the medicines were too strong. That is my opinion, I knew there was something wrong when I started having trouble remembering names etc. I thought, okay enough is enough. Luckily I was smart enough to do that, because I can live a pretty normal life with some limitations, but I am as bright as I ever was. All the bulbs are connecting if you know what I mean. My advice is to not sweat the small stuff, get as much stress out of your lives as possible, smile more, frown less, and laugh like it is the funniest day of your life. Come on, you can, try harder, okay there you go. see it does feel good, lmao. What makes you laugh? I would love to know.