“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter”... Charlie Chaplin
Studies have shown laughter reduces stress and lowers blood sugar levels. People who laugh just before going to bed are more likely to sleep better. Laughter is also a way to spread joy and cheer to others.
Several studies have found that the old saying, “laughter is the best medicine,” has some merit. Some studies have found that having a good ole belly laugh can also:
Strengthen your immune system
Reduce heart disease
Serve as a natural painkiller
Laughter should be a part of everyone’s life. With our world in chaos, we should take some time to seek out things that make us smile or laugh more often like watching an old comedy, or funny movie or even listen to an uplifting, funny song.
Laughter brings us together and reminds us not to take life too seriously. I have always believed that goodness can come out of tragedy. Laughter is part of that goodness. It lets us know that life is precious and beautiful and can get us through hard times.
Today is the day to let your inner child come out and laugh away all your worries.
History of International Day of Laughter
The history of International Moment of Laughter Day dates back to 1997 when a humor consultant and psychologist, Izzy Gesell, invited the whole world to join in this day and do some fun activities to encourage everyone to laugh.
According to Gesell, laughing is as essential as breathing. “Laughter comes right after breathing as just about the healthiest thing you can do,” he says. The purpose behind this day is to motivate people to find positivity in life.
Celebrate International Day of Laughter
- Spread Laughter
Make someone laugh today by sharing a funny incident or maybe a few good jokes.
- Create Awareness
Create awareness: share on social media. Share your favorite jokes and comedy shows.
- Message of Laughter
Send a loved one a funny, uplifting text or message.
Facts about Laughter
The study of laughing and its effects on the body is called Gelotology.
Babies laugh about 300 times a day while adults around 20-30 times.
Laughing is one of the very few common signs that anyone in the world can understand.
Our body has to work hard to frown or show anger. It takes less effort to laugh.
Laughter is not only a human thing! Even dozens of animals do laugh. Chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, and orangutans are shown to laugh just like humans do.
Written and Submitted by GSS Agent#3013