I love to laugh and be as nutty as a numb skull. Humor is subjective, and different types of humor appeal to different people. But laughter and its benefits are universal.
Last year on our way to Ghost Walk, a Halloween event, my husband and I stopped by to see our grandbaby, Little Twinkle Eyes. I was dressed as a skeleton, Funny Bones, so I hoped the makeup wouldn't scare her.
She wasn't afraid! She recognized my voice and let me hold her, so I told some impromptu Halloween jokes and my son happened to get a video clip. I titled the YouTube video, "Funny Bones and Bootiful Baby."
Need a chuckle? The video is less than a minute long.
Watch it, then share the jokes with others.
Are they silly jokes? Yep, sure are, but they're still amusing! And everyone needs a laugh.
How do you make a skeleton, laugh?
Tickle her funny bone. Ha-ha!
(Courtesy laughs are much appreciated! Hey, kids love this stuff.)
There's a lot of info out there about how healthy laughter is for us. You know, how a good belly laugh releases endorphins - chemicals released by the brain which give us a sense of well being. Here's an excellent article titled, "Laughter, the Best Medicine."
Here are some benefits of laughter:
- Reduces stress
- Relaxes the muscles
- It's good for your heart
- Can lower high blood pressure
- It can lessen pain
- Boosts your immune system
- Helps bond relationships
- Gives us strength to press through difficult times
These are just some of the benefits of laughter. Can you think of any others? Can you remember a time when you laughed your head off and how it helped you? Care to share?