Tuesday, 3 January 2017


Kids playing woman in labour and doctor

Growing up, I collected cartoons. At a point, I bounded my cartoons and the title was,'antidote for stress' - laughter.  I love ladies who laugh and smile a whole lot, they remain young always. Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, anxiety, pain, and conflict, it lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. Laugher enhances resilience, and it improves self-esteem, it helps to overcome anger and resentment, it boosts immunity and lowers stress hormones. It decreases pain and relaxes your muscles, burns calories and at the same time it prevents heart disease. It promotes group bonding and helps one stay emotionally healthy, it also improves mood and mental functioning as well as helps defuse conflict. Laughter may help you to live longer, when my mum had stroke, I bought a collection of comedy CD's for her that made her laugh so much and that helped her to recover on time.

Cover of my 1980's cartoon collection

Pages from my 1980s cartoon collection

When we laugh we remain young, laughter also is one of the best ways to fight cancer. It also helps you to release anger and be more forgiving. It has a great power to heal and renew, it helps in surmounting problems, enhancing our relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health. Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. It boosts the immune system, by decreasing stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

I laugh at myself most of the times and that has helped me to take myself more serious, I always look for the humor in a very bad situation. Last year, I was sick on admission in the hospital and I kept the nurses laughing so much that the Doctor walked in and told them to be serious, I left the hospital in less than 6 hours after I was told that I was going to spend the night in the hospital. I laugh off my sickness,
I develop my sense of humor by learning not to take myself too seriously and I often laugh at my own mistakes. May be because I play with kids and young ones daily I learn a lot from them and most times I behave like them and I laugh it off.

Laugh and stay young:
Best drug ever - Laughter
Most contagious action - Laughter
Most inviting action - Laughter
Cheapest drug ever - Laughter

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