We Can: Use Some Humor Today

“I realize that humor isn’t for everyone. It’s only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life and feel alive.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

(card created by the continuously amazing, and funny Shannon Martin)

If, like many, you are simply ready to exhale, take a huge breath and let it go! During the exhale, think of the thing that ALWAYS gets you laughing. I’ll bet you can’t complete the exhale without ending in laughter.

I bet you feel better right now!

In fact, there are scientific studies of the health benefits of laughter. Based on a NYT article, “…Sophie Scott, a neuroscientist at University College London, said that laughter has also been shown to reduce the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline and increases the body’s uptake of the feel-good endorphins.

There also appear to be cognitive benefits. Watching a funny video was tied to improvements in short-term memory in older adults and increased their capacity to learn, research conducted by Dr. Gurinder Singh Bains of Loma Linda University found.

Perhaps most relevant today, possessing a sense of humor also helps people remain resilient in the face of adverse circumstances, said George Bonanno, a professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University.”

In case you need some help in thinking of something to get you laughing, we offer a thought experiment…

What comedy style below makes you laugh out loud? (extra credit for answering #10)

    1. South Park
    2. The Marx Brothers
    3. Seinfeld
    4. Key and Peele
    5. The Princess Bride
    6. Between Two Ferns
    7. Whose Line is it Anyway?
    8. The Three Stooges
    9. Family Guy
    10. All of the Above

Bet you’re laughing right now thinking about your answer(s).

Our job is done here…. No foolin’!

Now, let’s pay it forward!

 

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