Dr. David Jeremiah, whose “Turning Point” devotional is a favorite of mine each morning, quoted Orison Marden today, “Laughter begins in the lungs and diaphragm, setting the liver, stomach, and other internal organs into a quick, jelly-like vibration, which gives a pleasant sensation and exercise, almost equal to that of horseback riding.”
Dr. Jeremiah continued his devotional, “Most of us worry more than we laugh. But remember, ‘A merry heart does good, like medicine’’ (Proverbs 17:22). In Luke 6:21, Jesus promised laughter to the weeping. We’ll enjoy many good laughs in the cheerfulness of heaven, but don’t wait until then. Cultivate a merry heart now. Instead of focusing on what might be, focus on what will be.
Dr. Jeremiah reminded us to, “Keep your mind regulated by the reality of God’s eternity. When we focus on life eternal, we diminish the worry of temporal things. Cheerfulness is knowing God has us today, and He also has tomorrow under His perfect control.”
Then he quoted a distant relative of my husband, Bob’s, Henry Ward Beecher, he was Harriet Beecher Stow’s brother:
“Mirth is God’s medicine.
Everybody ought to bathe in it.
all this rust of life,
ought to be scoured off
by the oil of mirth.
So, let’s laugh! Let’s adopt “Mirth” as our medicine for today. OK?
Some humor is too true to be funny, but I laugh anyway!
Lots of people found COVID reasons to keep laughing…
Doesn’t need to be Friday to smile…
We can laugh any day that ends in a “Y”
Laughter doesn’t have an age limit.
In fact, the more you laugh
and stir up those ” internal organs into a quick,
jelly-like vibrations” the better off you’ll be
at all ages!
Dogs always are good for a laugh in my book!
Every time we have lost one of our furry friends,
Bob says he doesn’t want another dog.
Can’t go through the pain of loss again…
Yup, he’s saying that now…
No more dogs!
Hah! We’ll see…
Some jokes are too trashy to be funny.
I prefer to laugh at clean jokes like this one:
“What do newborns and seniors have in common? They’ll both nap anywhere.”
Like I said,
“Some jokes are too true to be funny!”
I see you smiling!
Come on… let it out …
It’s the best look you can have!
See ya tomorrow.
Love & Hugs,