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Laughter is the Best Medicine

laughter-003   Proverbs 17:22  A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones. 

  People love to laugh. It is contagious. Everyone loves a comedian. Here are some points from a web page that talk       about the benefits of laughter.

       WHAT LAUGHTER DOES FOR THE BODY:

  – Strengthens the Immune System-  decreases stress hormones and increases the immune cells and infection     fighting anti-bodies.

  – Relaxes the whole body- releases endorphins

  – Boosts energy- increases blood flow

  – Shifts perspective- lightens burdens

– Diminishes pain

– Connects you to others

– Keeps you grounded, focused and alert

– Protects you from the damaging effects of stress

–  Brings the body and mind back into balance.

www.helpguide.org/life/humor_laughter_health.htm

Make it a daily habit to add laughter to your life and live happier and longer.  Joy is strength.

JOY

Balloons in SkyJoy springs up deep from within the soul and spirit. Not with happiness, for that is fleeting and conditional, based on circumstances. It comes from a knowing that “all is well within my soul”.

Pure joy can only come from shalom. The definition of shalom is completeness, wholeness, peace, health, safety, tranquility, prosperity, fullness, rest and perfectness. Joy comes after living a way that most won’t. It takes courage, passion for all that’s good and strength beyond what you think you can endure. Then the inexplicable freedom comes to bring high adventure. Living without joy makes life incomplete, like never being fully alive or fully who you are.

If you never put yourself on the line, you will never reach your potential. Staying where it is comfortable is a drab and boring existence- where our own personal miracles cannot transpire. Chase after joy!