It was time to get ice cream and fries again. As we pulled out onto the road I noticed the blue sky and wonderful white clouds. Off in the distance a perfect row of clouds caught my eye. I pointed them out to Andrew. Then as I looked out my passenger side window I said, [...]
I don’t normally post twice on Mondays, but my sweet friend and sister in the Lord’s post is so worth sharing. Vivian writes about living life with a TMI (Traumatic Brain Injury), her family, God, and many other wonderful things. I hope you’ll give her post a read.
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A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.
We can all agree that laughter is a great medicine for stress relief.
Here are 6 reasons I’ve found why laughter improves one’s health:
1) Laughter relieves stress and tension for up to 45 minutes (and we all know stress is a big health crusher).
2) Laughter boosts the immune system by increasing immune cells and infection fighting antibodies which improves the bodies resistance to disease.
3) Increases endorphins released by your brain which result in feelings of well-being and pleasure.
4) Lowers blood pressure. This coexists with the first point because stress is a big culprit of most health issues. Laughter and a good diet can lower blood pressure.
5) Laughter works the abs because the stomach muscles expand and contract just like doing crunches.
6) Laughter improves cardiac…
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Me singing to Andrew: You're a cutie and I'm going to make you sausages and corn... Andrew: That’s oddly southern. Me: *laughing* Moments later.... BEEP! Andrew: The engine's up to temperature! The oven! I mean the oven. Me: *laughing again...* A little bit later... Andrew: What's that guys name from that traveling show we like? [...]
The strangest things make me laugh… I'm listening to music in bed, Andrew yells from the living room, "Oh, by the way, you got me dill pickle chips." He wanted sour cream and onion. Me: I did? (laughing) Andrew: Yep! Oh boy…. My brain isn't with it, but at least I found it amusing. Ughhhhhhhh. [...]