Today I am thankful not only for God’s gift of laughter but for quotes about laughter, as well.
I absolutely love laughing, and I appreciate the people in my life who can make me laugh until I cry.
After all, laughter is the best medicine! What would this world be like without laughter?
Laughter is actually defined by dictionary.com as:
“an expression or appearance of merriment or amusement.”
Now, there are certainly different types of laughter…uncontrollable laughter, inappropriate laughter, hysterical laughter, infectious laughter, nervous laughter, silent laughter, teasing laughter, etc.
Benefits of laughter include:
It lowers blood pressure. It increases oxygenation of the blood. It gives a workout to many muscles, including the diaphragm, abdominal, leg, back, facial, and respiratory muscles. It is a great stress relief. It helps reduce the frequency of colds – no joke! It increases memory and learning. It improves creativity and alertness. It improves heart health. It can help lift your moods.
I am also thankful to find so many quotes about laughter when I need them.
Quotes about laughter are great to share with others!
Laughter is an instant vacation. -Milton Berle
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. -Woody Allen
Sometimes I laugh so hard the tears run down my leg. -Author Unknown
Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it. -Henry Ward Beecher
Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks. -Henri Bergson
Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food. -Anna Fellows Johnston
You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. -Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis
It is bad to suppress laughter. It goes back down to your hips. -Author Unknown
A laugh is a smile that bursts. -Mary H. Waldrip
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. -Arnold Glasow
God wants us to be happy and laugh, as well.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting. – Job 8:21
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” – Psalm 126:2
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22
Live, laugh, love.
Today I am thankful for the ability to laugh, laughing, the benefits of laughter, the people who make me laugh, and all the great quotes about laughter! What makes you laugh? Please share with us below!