Norman Cousins who pioneered the research on the biochemistry of human emotions was convinced that he was healed from his heart disease by laughter. He wrote, “I made the joyous discovery that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect that would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep.”
Laughter is one of the simplest and drug-free stress-reduction gifts from God. Best of all, it is free. The book of proverb tells that a cheerful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Is your heart merry? Did you laugh today? Experience the promise of healing; be it emotional or physical through laugher and joy. Train yourself to laugh regularly even if you are in the midst of a frustrating traffic or the doctor’s room. Laugh or smile at the silly mistakes you have done, involve yourself in playful activities and just enjoy a good dose of belly laughter every once in awhile. Try it, its free.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.