Woody Allen once said, “I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.”
For today’s Thankful Thursday, I am agreeing with Mr. Allen, and I am thankful for laughter.
I am not breaking any news when I say that laughter is awesome.
Charles Dickens put it best when he said, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
Here is a great video from Kid President. In the video he talks about how laughter can fix global sadness. Watch the video and try not to laugh at seeing him laugh. It’s impossible.
It has been said that laughter is the best medicine.
According to a story from WebMd, there might be some physiological truth to that. “We change physiologically when we laugh,” said R. Morgan Griffin. “We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues.”
So not only is laughing fun, but it is good for you.
How many other things can you say that about?
We can’t say that about vegetables (good for you, but not fun) or the KFC Double Down (fun but not good for you).
So today, do your body and mind a favor and spend a little time laughing (just try not to have milk come out your nose).