Laughter is the Best Medicine!

 Laughter is the Best Medicine - e.e.cummings

“the most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – e. e. cummings

It’s hard to think in terms of laughing in the face of illness, disease, or hardship of any kind. Lately I’ve had friends that are far from being physically or emotionally “in good health.” They’re either going through treatment, recovering from treatment, or anticipating some kind of treatment. Some brave souls are just white-knuckling it, and hoping for the best!

It’s difficult times for all of them, their loved ones, and special friends. It’s hard to know how to help, to bring some sunshine into their lives. Not every person can be a Norman Cousins, or even have the energy or want to read Anatomy of an Illness, his best-selling, groundbreaking book.

“It started the revolution in patients working with their doctors and using humor to boost their bodies’ capacity for healing. The doctor’s genius was in helping his patient to use his own powers: laughter, courage, and tenacity. The patient’s talent was in mobilizing his body’s own natural resources, proving what an effective healing tool the mind can be.”

The book’s concept is simple, to use humor to boost the bodies’ capacity for healing. I thought of a picturesque way to get this message across, and to help bring some, from my window, California sunshine into those special friends’ lives. The idea is much the same as my world-wide Welcome Page Sunset Gallery, where fellow bloggers can visit, and rest their minds.

Welcome to the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gallery

I hope you find a smile here, or better still a good belly laugh!

About C.E.Robinson

Christine retired as a nurse practitioner in 2013 and became a writer, copyeditor, co-author and blogger. She has been in California 30 plus years. She came from the east coast and lived in the northwest. In-between, there were moves to Europe and Asia in the 70s and 80s. She's living the good life in the SoCal sunshine with Robert and doggies, Sammy and Charley. http://cerobinsonauthor.com
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14 Responses to Laughter is the Best Medicine!

  1. Jodi says:

    Cute! I like the last one best – to look at life from a different perspective! Great advice – smiling and laughing in Mars! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sammy D says:

    We can ALL use laughter and a gentle nudge about the healing effects of humor. This reminds me of the walls of my dermatologist’s office – alongside the gruesome photos and warnings about melanoma and other skin cancers, there are bulletin boards filled with cartoons about doctors, medicine and even some specific to skin ailments. I actually get a boost from these and it makes my visits less anxiety-producing.

    Like

  3. “The nice nurse is on vacation”…love that one.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. masgautsen says:

    Thank you for making me smile. Made my morning good!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Ralph says:

    You know me Christine. A bit of humour helps others and me too. Great post. Loved it and the two kittens 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  6. The Hook says:

    I though medicine was the best medicine.. but these rock!

    Liked by 1 person

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