Joy Sundae: Using Humor and Laughter to Nurture Your Soul
How many of you remember celebrating with ice cream? Was it Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry? Perhaps it was multi colored sherbet? Did you make your own, turning the crank on a hot summer day? Whipped cream? Nuts? And oh, what a special treat if you got a special cookie or cherry on top.
If I got your taste buds going down memory lane, let’s take a little detour. Who were you with when you were eating that sweet treat? And what were you doing?
I’m guessing you were smiling and laughing. Most probably with family or friends. Our bodies don’t only need sweet treats and green vegetable to function properly. Laughter, the universal language, is great for our mind, body and spirit.
The act of laughing, with or without a joke helps our bodies breathe better, get a little bit of exercise, and improve our immune system. Humor and laughter can give our brain a boost of “feel good’ hormones and can improve memory.
How many of you have “doubled over’ with laughter? It is extremely difficult to feel sad, angry or depressed in the moment of serious laughter!
Take a moment today to create a low fat, no carbs, all natural sweet, and heart healthy treat … Joy Sundae!
2 scoops of laughter
Drench with warm memories
Whipped topping of mirth
Sprinkle with all the nuts in your life… and don’t forget the cherry.
Debra Joy Hart RN
Certified Laughter Leader
AgeWise Care Management