Photo Essay

Laughter binds people together.....

World peace throgh laughter.......

Laughter provides lot of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen our immune system, boost our energy, diminish pain, and protect us from the damaging effects of stress.

Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.

Laughter is good for your health

• Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

• Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

• Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

• Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Here are some ways to start:.......

• Smile. Smiling is the beginning of laughter. Like laughter, it's contagious. Pioneers in "laugh therapy," find it's possible to laugh without even experiencing a funny event. The same holds for smiling. When you look at someone or see something even mildly pleasing, practice smiling.

• Count your blessings. Literally make a list. The simple act of considering the good things in your life will distance you from negative thoughts that are a barrier to humor and laughter. When in a state of sadness, we have further to travel to get to humor and laughter.

• When you hear laughter, move toward it. Sometimes humor and laughter are private, a shared joke among a small group, but usually not. More often, people are very happy to share something funny because it gives them an opportunity to laugh again and feed off the humor you find in it. When you hear laughter, seek it out and ask, "What's funny?"

• Spend time with fun, playful people. These are people who laugh easily–both at themselves and at life's absurdities–and who routinely find the humor in everyday events. Their playful point of view and laughter are contagious.

• Bring humor into conversations. Ask people, "What's the funniest thing that happened to you today? This week? In your life?"

Be happy and make others happy.....lets' laugh and make laugh others....

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9 responses

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (11 Jan 2012):

    beautiful story and choice of pictures!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    Thank you ajti M for your kind nomination for the story of the week.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Jan 2012):

    You do a great job of capturing people.

  • Robin

    Robin said (11 Jan 2012):

    Wonderful story and photos. I believe in laughter more than anything else! This story explains it all and explains it well! :D I am smiling! Hope you are too!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Jan 2012):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Sally Jaeggin

    Sally Jaeggin gave props (12 Jan 2012):

    All these pictures send smiles to my face, Saroj! Indeed, laughter is the shorter distance between 2 persons :)

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (15 Jan 2012):

    Wonderful photo essay...this makes me smile, you are talented my friend!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (23 Jan 2012):

    Wonderful my friend! Keep laughing!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (4 Nov 2013):

    I'm laughing! Marvelous! Voted!

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