October 29, 2015

15 Reasons to Smile Right Now

It’s almost Halloween in America: October 31st. We celebrate all things cute, strange, outrageous, and plain unbelievable. In the process, we like to be scared, grossed out, or laugh. We want to be transported out of our comfortable world for a moment.

The focus of this article will be humor. I found a great Psychology Today article entitled “21 Quotes About Laughter”. In it, iconic celebrities give their thoughts on the benefits of wittiness. Here are some of the great quotes listed:

Laughter is an instant vacation—Milton Berle
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We don’t laugh because we’re happy—we’re happy because we laugh—William James
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At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities—Jean Houston
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A day without laughter is a day wasted—Charlie Chaplin
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If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane—Jimmy Buffett
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Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it, and then move on.—Bob Newhart

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Cute Pics

For my own contribution, please enjoy this slide show of 15 cute pets in darling Halloween costumes:


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My Conclusion

Humor is healing. It lifts us out of our problems immediately, as nothing else can.

Have you smiled today?