Amy Rees Anderson

A Laugh A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

We’ve all heard the saying that Laughter is the Best Medicine, so when I came home from work tonight feeling a cold starting to come on I decided I needed to do two things: 1. Drink some Nyquil, and 2. find some funny quotes to make me laugh.

I don’t think anyone who has ever taken Nyquil before would need convincing that it is fantastic medicine when you come down with a cold.  But some of you may be a little more skeptical regarding the benefits of laughter in curing sickness, so for those skeptics out there I want to share a portion of an article titled “Laughter is the best medicine”, written by Melinda Smith, MA, and Jeanne Segal, PhD:

 “Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.”

So there you have it from the experts! Laughter is as beneficial a medicine as Nyquil is!  And without the crazy side effects!  But I have to admit that tonight I am learning that when you take the Nyquil first, it makes everything seem just a little bit even funnier 🙂  ……Here are a few of the funny quotes I found to make me laugh tonight. Hopefully they are funny even if you didn’t take Nyquil first:

*When I die I want to be thrown out of a plane wearing a Superman costume.

*I was going to work-out, but then I realized….a nap isn’t going to take itself

*No matter how bad your day seems, just remember that someone out there has to clean the bathroom at Taco Bell.

*Closing all your internet windows before your boss gets to your desk is like trying to get the right key in the door before the killer gets you.

*That awkward moment when you realize someone was actually home the whole time you were singing at the top of your lungs.

*I hate when people see me at the super market & they are like: “hey what are you doing here?” and I’m just like: “Oh you know, hunting elephants.”

*Getting a Diet Coke with your Big Mac and large fries just makes you look stupid.

*That moment when your friend forgot to log off facebook

*If you say “gullible” slowly it sounds like “oranges”

*My daughter wanted a Cinderella-themed party, so I invited all her friends over and made them clean my house.

*“Awesome” ends in “me”….coincidence?  I think not.

Remember to laugh out loud several times a day….because apparently a laugh a day keeps the Doctor away!

~Amy

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