Laughter is a powerful medicine. It can be infectious. It increases happiness and intimacy. And it can trigger healthy physical changes in the body by strengthening the immune system, boosting energy, diminishing pain and protecting you from the damaging effects of stress.
How can you bring more of it into your life?
1. Smile more
2. Count your blessings
3. Train yourself to seek it out--spend more time with more playful people
4. Look at situations differently and with humor
5. Laugh at yourself
6. Keep things in perspective
7. Don't delay dealing with issues that stress you
I remember redeeming my Blue Chip stamps for a ping-pong table.
I wish I had the recipe for Blum’s coffee crunch cake.
I curled my hair to make it straight.
We took Sunday drives.
I loved strawberry flavor straws.
I went to Ohrbach’s and Woolworth’s.
I was a big fan of Howdy Doody, Pinky Lee, and Sheriff John.
I learned how to type on a typewriter.
I attached a tiger tail to my car antenna.
I loved Cubby, Karen, and Pollyana.
I didn’t have to add a zip code to my letters.
I took tests on mimeographed sheets.
I watched the Beatles on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”
Then I graduated high school, attended UCLA for a bachelors and graduate degree (and got married somewhere in-between), had a baby, worked as a librarian, operations manager, and office administrator, had another baby, greeted my baby’s baby, and eventually started my own website.