Laughter is the best Medicine.


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Humor is a good thing.  The more we laugh at our problems, the less overwhelmed we feel.  Of course, some problems are so overwhelming that our laughter is really hysteria.  But, most of what we see as a future of gloom and doom isn’t really much worse than life ever was before.  Of course, we already know that life doesn’t end well, as no one gets out alive.  But even there we can find a loophole and hope for a better tomorrow (Jesus, anyone?).

We might as well learn to laugh at ourselves.  After all, all the people in high office are already laughing at us.  I suppose we could walk around angry all the time that they are playing us for fools.  But that would just make us sick and stressed all the time, only make us bigger fools.

Laughter really is the best medicine.  Or, put more scientifically, attitude.  Sure, the junk we eat is less than good for us.  But, as Dr. Weil, health guru once said,  food eaten with joy and thanksgiving is much healthier.  So, have a brat and a beer once in awhile, without stressing about it.  Solomon said in Ecclesiastes, “A man (or woman) can do nothing better that to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work, for that is his lot in life.”  Who am I to disagree with the wisest man who ever lived?  After all, we’re not going to take anything with us when we go, so we might as well enjoy it while we’re here.

I read the story of one man who was told by the doctors that he wouldn’t live out the year.  So the man decided he might as well enjoy the time he had left.  He set up a movie screen in his living room and did nothing all day but watch comedies.  All day long he laughed and laughed.  By the end of the year, he was healthy as a horse and back to living a good life.

Yes, terrible things happen to people.  The people of Moore, OK certainly are reeling from recent disaster.  But worrying about what might happen isn’t going to change the future any more than worrying about getting gray is going to stop it from happening (might actually speed it up).  Our government loves to make us worry about all kinds of stupid little things.  This is because they want to be our god.  But, I already have a God, thank you.  I find that idea of moronic people being my god to be quite hilarious.  You can’t keep me from dying, no matter how many rules you put into place.  Instead of worrying about how and when my time on earth will end, I’m going to stop and smell the roses whenever I can.  And, I’m going to try to avoid indulging in the smells that come out of Washington.

Lighten up, people.  This is our only go-round.  Do you really want to spend your life consumed with rules and regulations?  Sure, there is a time for that.  But, spend most of your time enjoying what you have instead of complaining about what you don’t have.  Otherwise, the morons have won, because they have turned you into one of them.

Did you hear the one about the rope?  Skip it.


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