Laughter – The Best Medicine

November 13, 2009

Recently I heard Les Brown speak at our Send Out Cards convention. He has been one of my favorite speakers for years. I know Les as a fellow National Speakers Association member.

I have always been of the opinion that if I could take just one idea from a speaker and implement that in my life, that would be better than all the pages of notes I would put in a file drawer.

Les gave me that one idea.  I now keep it on a sticky on my computer desktop.From Les: “1 minute of anger will suppress the immune system for 4-5 hours. 1 minute of laughter will boost the immune system for 24 hours.”

Now I have a reminder on my calendar each morning to take time to laugh. Check out Laughter Yoga on UTube. A number of years ago I participated in laughter leader training and have facilitated programs on laughter. I had not ever made it a point to put it on my calendar until I had the reminder from Les Brown.

I’m quite sure everybody has had an unexpected incident happen that caused anger. I just had such an experience. Immediately I got myself laughing, I do not want my immune system to be at the affect of the anger.

Laughter is indeed something to be grateful for!

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  1. Suzann Robins Says:
    April 5th, 2011

    I totally agree about the importance of laughter and keeping a positive attitude. My concept of surrounding ourselves with rainbows illuminates this. I hope you will check out my site. I’d love to discuss my ideas with you. I am in need of a mentor and I choose YOU! (if you are willing?)

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