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Friday, February 08, 2008


Feb. 8-14 is Love May Make the World Go ‘Round but Laughter Keeps us From Getting Dizzy Week! According to The Humor Project the week is dedicated to Victor Borge’s notion that “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Research has also shown that laughter reduces the level of stress hormones while increasing health-enhancing hormones like endorphins and neurotransmitters. If you need a laugh today, visit your local library branch and pick up a book from one of these well known humor writers or one of your favorites: Dave Barry, Patrick McManus, David Sedaris, Steve Martin, Calvin Trillin, Erma Bombeck, Nora Ephron.

“Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it. Grim care, moroseness, anxiety--all this rust of life--ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Share with us your best methods for going from stressful to mirthful, perhaps a favorite cartoon or saying or phone call to a friend? Let us know.


Mary said...

Dave Barry always cheers me up and reminds me to laugh at the silliness in life. Calvin and Hobbes cartoons are also a great balm for the soul.

Anonymous said...

If you are a reader, I just read a hilarious novella (only 126 pages) called "The Uncommon Reader." It is about the alarm caused among the staff at Windsor Castle when Queen Elizabeth starts to read the classics and other books.