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Weekly Quotation: Walt Disney

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“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.”
– Walt Disney

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Weekly Quotation: E.E. Cummings

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The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– E.E. Cummings

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Thankful Thoughts: Laughter

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They say laughter is often the best form of medicine. Today’s thankful thought is the power that laughter can awaken your spirit. I’m told that I’m too serious at times and should lighten up, so laughter does the trick. It doesn’t matter the source behind the laughter whether it’s a television show, inside joke with family, comics, or simply laughing at yourself. Perhaps you’d like to sign up for laughter yoga. (I’m not making a joke, it’s a real thing.) There are even laughter therapy sessions for cancer patients. Discover the health benefits of laughter and the science of laughter.

Benefits of Laughter:

– Boosts immunity
– Lowers stress hormones
–  Decreases pain
– Relaxes your muscles 
– Prevents heart disease 
– Adds joy and zest to life
– Eases anxiety and fear
– Relieves stress 
-Improves mood
– Enhances resilence
– Strengths relationships
– Attracts others to us
– Enhances teamwork
-Helps defuse conflict
– Promotes group bonding
 
Ways to Laugh: 
 
– Smile more
– Be around fun people
– Let yourself go and not be serious
– Read the comics each day and cut those that you make you laugh. 
– When something annoying or frustrating occurs turn it around and find the humor. 
– Spend time with children and pets. 
– Watch comedy shows. 
– Write funny captions to old family photos. 
– Laugh at yourself
– Speak in a foreign accent
– Make a silly routine for a normally boring activity.
– People watch to see odd behavior. 
– Share jokes and ask others to give their favorite joke. 
– Laugh at someone else’s awkward family photos. Trust me, these photos will make you laugh.