A roundup of the science behind laughing. Why we laugh, what it does to our body, and why we need it so much for good health. Oh, and it makes you irresistible to the opposite sex too!
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." Proverbs 17:22
Ever laugh so much your ribs hurt? I have and is it ever a blessed hurt. I love to laugh and to be around others who do. I like to feel the edges of my mouth widen, my eyes crinkle up, and my shoulders shake with mirth. It delights me to look across the room and see my friends bent double with laughter, or to hear their hoots of joy. New born babies peer into the faces of others, and within a few weeks, a smile slides over that little face, and it is marked down in a book, and the family rejoices. A six-month old in a fit of laughter can stop traffic in a mall; a gaggle of giggling girls may take over a neighborhood; the yelps of laughter from a boys clubhouse stamps as perfect a Summer afternoon.
All along, the Bible has endorsed laughter, all along we have sensed it to be true, and now, this article cites research and observations that confirm the Bible's claims. How about it: Let's make today one of joy and one of laughter. Make you feel better–I promise.
Tags: laughter, Bible, laughter+medicine, Proverbs