'Laughter doeth good like a medicine'....
This popped up on my feed today, I thought it was very interesting.
One minute of anger weakens the immune system for 4-5 hours.
One minute of laughter boosts the immune system for 24 hours.
We all probably need to laugh more, but when we are going through cancer, sometimes that is a really difficult thing to do.
Just imagine though if laughter was prescribed like a medicine so that everyday we had to find something to laugh at, ourselves, with our family a TV show that has us in stitches or anything else. Each time we laugh we are helping ourselves to get stronger, to improve our body's ability to fight off stress, and illness. It is a challenging thought, especially if laughing is the last thing we want to do. We all have up and down days, some are darker than others. I guess making the most of the good days is good, like banking up some credit in the laughter bank, haha.
I remember when I was diagnosed with cancer someone said to me to try and find something to rejoice in every day, to find joy in something which I tried to do. I didn't always make it. But mostly it stopped me from spiralling into despair about having cancer. We laughed a lot too. We were always laughing in the chemo ward, sometimes I felt guilty doing it because it was usually so very quiet. But the nurses said not to stop, and they laughed with us. Silly things really, like my impression of Gollum (I expect some of you have had your own Gollum experience☺️).
My hope for everyone is that this week at the very least you are able to find something that leaves you laughing, even better if it is tears-rolling-down-your-face laughing. Oh, and please do share, let us in on it! 😉.
Hope everyone has a peaceful night,