Let today, "National Laugh Day," be a reminder to all of us to not take life so serious and make someone laugh today. You know how laughter is catching, do it so everyone laughs....... including you.
Did you know the study of humor and laughter, and its psychological and physiological effects on the human body is called gelotology.
It has been shown that laughing helps to protect the heart. Although studies are inconclusive as to why, they do explain that mental stress impairs the endothelium, the protective barrier lining a person’s blood vessels. Psychologist Steve Sultanoff, Ph.D., the president of the American Association for Therapeutic Humor, gave this explanation:
"With deep, heartfelt laughter, it appears that serum cortisol, which is a hormone that is secreted when we’re under stress, is decreased. So when you’re having a stress reaction, if you laugh, apparently the cortisol that has been released during the stress reaction is decreased."
During his sermon one Sunday, the local preacher told his congregation
the entire range of human experience could be found in the Holy Bible.
He confidently stated, "If anything can happen to humans, it is
described somewhere in the Holy Bible."
After the service, a woman came up to the preacher and said, "Reverend,
I don't think the Holy Bible mentions anything about PMS."
The preacher told the woman he was certain he could find a reference to
PMS somewhere in scripture.
During the following week, he searched diligently, book-by-book,
chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse.
On the following Sunday, the woman came up to him and asked, "Did you
find any references to PMS in the Bible?"
The preacher smiled, opened his Bible and began to read, "...and Mary
rode Joseph's a*s all the way to Bethlehem."
- The Joke Center - An Illinois man left the snow-filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida. His wife was planning to meet him there the next day. When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick e-mail. Unable to find the scrap of paper on which he had written her e-mail address, he did his best to type it in from memory. Unfortunately, he missed one letter in the address, and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher's wife, whose husband had passed away only the day before. When the grieving widow checked her e-mail, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead faint. At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:
Are there any other humor related Holidays?
Yes! National Humor Month is the month of April.
August 16th is "Tell a joke day."
Each year, "World Laughter Day" is celebrated the first Sunday in May.
National Laugh Day: March 19