“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!