Friday, September 11, 2009

Laugh 10

Okay, so tonight it's time to give you another bit from from Chapter 3 of "Life's Greatest Lessons" by Hal Urban. If you are just here for the first time and would like to start reading from the beginning, you will find it all at my label Good For A Laugh. This is part of my commitment to post every day of September about Laughing and it's gifts to us:

Thousands of years ago a wise man by the name of Solomon wrote his famous Proverbs. Among them, he said, "A cheerful heart is good medicine,m but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" (17:22). In modern times, one of the moist popular magazines ever published, Reader's Digest, contains a section each month entitled "Laughter, the Best Medicine". Is there any scientific evidence to support these claims that laughter has the power to heal in it? Yes.

Only in recent years has the medical profession diswcovered the almost miraculous healing power of laughter. And the dixovery wasn't made by a physician or a medical researcher. It was made by a patient, one who refused to accept a medical prognosis that he had only a few months to live. The patient was Norman Cousins, a well-known writer for Sunday Review. Cousins was diagnosed in 1964 as having a serious disease involving the connective tissues. He was also told by a specialist that his chances for survival were one in five hundred and that he had little time to live. but Cousins' will to live was strong, so he decided to assume most of the responsibility for his own healing. He designed a program which required daily use of all the positive emotions. Among them were faith, love, and hope. Cousins said these were easy compared to the other one he knew had to be part of his healing: laughter. How do you laugh when you've been told you have an irreversible disease and don't have long to live?

To be continued....

My cat, Mewsic, likes to mouse... however, for some reason unknown to me, she does not like to eat them. I have found many dead mice around here in the 13 months since Mewsic came to live here with me. Today I found one very near my chair, so decided to take a photo of it to share her gift with you. I picked it up off the floor so it would be easier to take a photo of, lol.

Okay, so maybe my sense of humor is a little bent, and I figure some of you have this same issue.

1 comment:

Quilly said...

And now you're sterilizing your computer, right?