One of my favorite things to do is laugh!  Nothing picks my spirits up or makes my day like a good laugh.  According to, here is why you should laugh more often:

The Physical Health Benefits of Laughter

  • reduce stress
  • lower blood pressure
  • elevate mood
  • boost immune system
  • improve brain functioning
  • protect the heart
  • connect you to others
  • foster instant relaxation
  • makes you feel good

[youtube “The Boondocks” tickles me!

The Mental Health Benefits of Laughter

  • Humor enhances our ability to affiliate or connect with others.
  • Humor helps us replace distressing emotions with pleasurable feelings. You cannot feel angry, depressed, anxious, guilty, or resentful and experience humor at the same time.
  • Lacking humor will cause one’s thought processes to stagnate leading to increased distress.
  • Humor changes behavior – when we experience humor we talk more, make more eye contact with others, touch others, etc.
  • Humor increases energy, and with increased energy we may perform activities that we might otherwise avoid.
  • Finally, humor is good for mental health because it makes us feel good!

I have been blessed with incredibly funny friends, but when they are not available, I can count on The Simpsons and Eddie Murphy for a great laugh…[youtube Homer and that pig! LOL!  [youtube  I don’t care what people say about Eddie – he is the epitome of FUNNY!

I can laugh at people dancing all day: [youtube’s booty pop is too much!  [youtube Classic!!![youtube” always has funny scenes!

Also, check out what Real Age has to say about laughter. 

I can easily post a bunch of my fave funny clips – I have a bookmark folder dedicated to comedy – but since we all have different senses of humor, I will just encourage you to have a laugh, a giggle, a chuckle every day! 😀

Joyful Radiance

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