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Laughter is The Best Medicine
« on: November 10, 2014, 10:40:24 PM »
Many years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as “terminally ill”. He was given six months to live. His chance for recovery was 1 in 500. He could see the worry, depression and anger in his life contributed to, and perhaps helped cause, his disease. He wondered, “If illness can be caused by negativity, can wellness be created by positivity?”

He decided to make an experiment of himself. Laughter was one of the most positive activities he knew. He rented all the funny movies he could find – Keaton, Chaplin, Fields, the Marx Brothers. (This was before VCRs, so he had to rent the actual films.) He read funny stories. He asked his friends to call him whenever they said, heard or did something funny.

His pain was so great he could not sleep. Laughing for 10 solid minutes, he found, relieved the pain for several hours so he could sleep. He fully recovered from his illness and lived another 20 happy, healthy and productive years. (His journey is detailed in his book, Anatomy of an Illness.) He credits visualization, the love of his family and friends, and laughter for his recovery.

Some people think laughter is a waste of time. It is a luxury, they say, a frivolity, something to indulge in only every so often. Nothing could be further from the truth. Laughter is essential to our equilibrium, to our well-being, to our aliveness. If we’re not well, laughter helps us get well; if we are well, laughter helps us stay that way. :) :) :)

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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2014, 06:19:12 PM »
nice!

Offline ayasha.hamid12

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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 06:11:05 PM »
Yes Indeed!!!!! No doubt!!! :D

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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2014, 10:08:17 AM »
Really ! so we must keep doing laughing.

Offline Shampa Iftakhar

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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 10:34:57 AM »
Dear madam

This post reminds me the movie "Life is beautiful". We should
love and laugh because we are blessed with a beautiful life which
is too short.So love life and laugh as much as can.

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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2014, 10:39:02 AM »
There's no doubt only a smile can combat any adverse situation..only a little smiling face.. :)

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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 04:30:24 PM »
Smile with innocence can win the world.......:)  :D

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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2014, 11:32:27 PM »
Sometimes one person's smile can make others smile happily.
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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014, 10:44:29 AM »
Agree with all
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Offline Mir Sadia Siddequa

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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2015, 06:45:30 PM »
What a beautiful post......  :)
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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2015, 10:39:38 AM »
 Could not agree more :D
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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2015, 11:46:55 AM »
Great stuff! The famous magazine "Reader's Digest" runs a section with the same name and whenever I find some time to spare, I read that section. It relieves my stress.
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Offline Afroza Akhter Tina

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Re: Laughter is The Best Medicine
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2015, 01:20:42 PM »
Really interesting to know  :)