Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quote of the Hour

You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
Michael Pritchard

Laughter Count is UP!

I did a presentation yesterday on NFAL and my laughter count went way up! I even had several participants say they wanted to count the number of times they laugh each day. So far my best day (yesterday) was about 20. I am getting into shape.

Laughter, according to Dr. Sethi of the U of A does the following:

It dissolves distressing emotions, if only momentarily

It relaxes, recharges and energizes

It shifts perspectives--enabling you to see things from another viewpoint making things less threatening

Check this out for the laugh of the day

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Quote of the Moment

“I sometimes lie awake at night trying to think of something funny that Richard Nixon said”

-Lyn Nofziger –Nixon Aide

The challenge of laughing

Didn't write for a few days, but have been keeping track of my laughing...averaging 4 or 5 times a day!  I make others laugh and I smile a lot but I had no idea I laughed so rarely. 

I thought more about and what/who influenced my sense of humor.  My parents laughed at Bob Hope and Lucille Ball and liked "clean humor".  Of course, they were good Midwest folks and didn't like profanity and jokes that were directly sexual.  Indirect stuff was okay.

Until I started doing this blog (while working on a presentation about humor for my work) I never really thought about how I got a sense of humor or how my humor was influenced by my environment.

Today I want to share an Ellen moment to support your laughter:

More later...