Patience

Patience

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, [...]

The Best Medicine: 6 Health Benefits Of Laughter

The Best Medicine: 6 Health Benefits Of Laughter

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.

(Photo credit goes to Pixabay.com user funnytools.)

God's Whispers of Truth

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.

~Ecclesiastes 3:4

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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Na-cho Chips!

Na-cho Chips!

This one has been in my drafts too long. It's almost stale. I haven't eaten a nacho chip since! I just about didn't post this today. Then I saw Andrew eating nacho chips. Knowing full well that I haven’t bought any since I wrote this post, I said to him, "Hey where did you get [...]

A Yorkshire Summer

A Yorkshire Summer

Today has been a "perfect storm" kind of a day. I mean this metaphorically. I was up half the night, so I woke in a right awful mood. I was too tired to think and function, but too wired to sleep. So I started blurting out all of the things that were bothering me. I [...]

Type Cast

Type Cast

I'm not an entertainer For me there's little appeal I'd rather not to be type cast I prefer to keep it real.  Sometimes I like to contemplate  And drink in something deep There are times I have a lot to say Other times I barely speak. I can surely be filled with excitement  But at [...]

Today

Today

Things that made me smile or laugh today. Kind comments on my blog Funny comments Reading blogs  The sun was shining One of my best friends emailing me to tell me not to forget what I wanted to tell him. (lol) Uh oh… I forgot. No I didn't! We got out for groceries  I ate [...]

Corn!

Corn!

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? [...]

Sharing and Tomfoolery

Sharing and Tomfoolery

Andrew doesn't like to share. Yes, I'm telling on Him again. He doesn't mind. He's just happy that he gets mentioned. I give him a hard time, but he gets me back. It's how we roll. So far it's a great system.  So I ventured into the kitchen to see what he was into. He [...]

Chips!

Chips!

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. [...]