Laughter – better than medicine!

The Bible says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” (Prov. 17:22).

Did you get that?

Having a joyful spirit can be like a medicine to our bodies!  When do you take medicine?  (Hopefully not very often!)  But medicine is usually used when someone is not feeling well.  The Bible is telling us that during the times when we are not well, that is when we need to be merry!

My 4-yr-old recently heard a joke and has been repeating it often in our home.  “Why don’t bears wear socks?”  “Because they have bear (bare) feet!” … and then he laughs and laughs and laughs.laughter
Besides being good for our own souls, laughing is contagious!  When my 4-yr-old cracks himself up telling the joke, those around him can’t help but laugh…with him and at him!  Haha!!

I grew up watching “The Three Stooges” and other old shows that incorporated a lot of humor.  I love to laugh and even today enjoy a good joke, though I recently commented to my husband that most of the things that are funny to me today is because they are based on real-life experiences!

The next time you’re feeling ill physically or just down-in-the-dumps, depressed, or having a bad day, I challenge you to read or watch something that makes you laugh!  You’ll be glad you did!!

Here are a few jokes for you to enjoy today!

Two blondes living in Oklahoma were sitting on a bench talking, and one blonde says to the other, “Which do you think is farther away… Florida or the moon?”

The other blonde turns and says “Helloooooooo, can you see Florida??”
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Bugs Bunny was shopping at the supermarket and a sales assistant said to him: “If you can tell me what 19,866 times 10,543 is, we’ll give you free carrots for life.”

Immediately, Bugs responded: “209,447,238”.

The sales assistant was astonished and asked: “How on earth did you do that?”

Bugs replied: “If there’s one thing rabbits are good at, it’s multiplying.”
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A rich man was trying to find his daughter a birthday gift when he saw a poor man with a beautiful white horse.  He told the man that he would give him $500 for the horse.  The poor man replied, “I don’t know mister, it don’t look so good,” and walked away.

The next day the rich man came back and offered the poor man $1000 for the horse.  The poor man said, “I don’t know mister, it don’t look so good.”

On the third day the rich man offered the poor man $2000 for the horse, and said he wouldn’t take no for an answer.  The poor man agreed, and the rich man took the horse home.

The rich man’s daughter loved her present.  She climbed onto the horse, then galloped right into a tree.  The rich man rushed back over to the poor man’s house, demanding an explanation for the horse’s blindness.

The poor man replied, “I told you… it don’t look so good.”
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Do you have a funny joke or comment to share?  Please leave it in the comments so we all can enjoy it!!

-Hannah

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