I cannot remember the last time I laughed so much. I walk my dog Delray every morning in our neighbourhood. On a few of those days, I meet up with a couple of other neighbours and we walk together for over an hour. We have been doing this for well over a year now. When we get together, we talk about what may have happened on our weekends; or what interesting thing happened at the dinner party we just threw; or a great recipe that we just tried; and on occasion, how we survive being a mom some days! Without fail…there is something to talk about. This morning, I don’t think I could have laughed more. Discussions around ‘keeping our husbands interested’ and ‘dating after being widowed’ led to streams of laughter. It kept me smiling and giggling to myself for the rest of the day. Research studies show that laughter really is a great medicine. Even the Mayo Clinic takes laughter seriously. If you are interested in reading more about laughter as a medicine, click here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-relief/SR00034
It is important to our health and well-being to socialize, share thoughts and memories and laugh…a lot. Life is too short to wait until tomorrow to do something, so send an e-mail or pick up the phone and make a date with a friend of yours who is sure to get you laughing — there is always at least one friend like that. By the way…you have to see this video. I guarantee you’ll laugh! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JmA2ClUvUY
Have a great day!