6 Feb 2014

LAUGHTER IS HEALTHY

According to my information source Madame Wikipedia, laughter is a healthy function of blood vessels  with the fact that laughter causes the dilatation of the inner lining of blood vessels, and increases blood flow ... yada yada yada.

In short : L A U G H I N G ! it's healthy.

There are even Yoga Laughter classes but when I saw a little video I thought I have that nearly every day around me, without clapping in my hands and shouting HAHAHA - HOHOHO ! Therefore I can save the money.

The other day when we had a cup of tea together with my friends Ilona and Nicole, Nicole told us that she had heard a big bang at her entrance door one day during the week. When she opened the door her neighbor a single of a certain age fell into her entrance hall. Dead ? No, only drunken as a skunk. Poor Nicole didn't know what to do first, but it was clear, that she couldn't leave him there. She remembered that she still had roller skates from her son, took them out  put one under each armpit of the "corpse". Which wasn't an easy job. Then she pulled at his legs and slowly slowly she managed to get him out of her entrance. Meanwhile the guy woke up and got up on four "paws". Nicole found his keys in his pocket and pushed his bottom towards his entrance opened the door, and kicked him inside were he collapsed again. Then she closed the door. We were still laughing when suddenly she said "Stop it !! somebody is calling for help !" We stopped and listened. Ilona and I heard nothing which is quite strange as usually I can hear a flea cough. We continued to chat. Suddenly Nicole put her fingers on her lips and said "Again ! listen !! somebody needs help !"

This time Ilona had heard it too. They both got up, Ilona running to the window opened it and looked out on the street. Nothing. Nicole had run in the kitchen to listen to her fridge, maybe it was it which made this noise, but it wasn't the fridge calling for help. I still heard nothing. And while I heard nothing I suddenly heard something. My breathing ! My bronchia was a little congested and my breathing made a rattling, whistling noise. They both were still standing there with ears like an elephant, listening for help calls.

Suddenly I realized it was me ! I said "It's me !" "You???" yes I said, listen .... and I took a deep breath. They looked at each other and then laughed, indeed it was my breathing which they had taken as a help call from far away. Useless to say that we had a Yoga laughing course for free ! I used my spray for this purpose and nobody called for help anymore.




I think we three must be very healthy and don't have any problems with the above mentioned scientific results !

Jenny Matlock
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15 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

With friends like yours you don't need a laughter class. I joined such a class once but decided laughing with friends is better.

Liz Hinds said...

That is so funny - but hope you're less congested now!

diane b said...

You are what the doctor ordered then because your posts always have me laughing. Thank you for keeping me healthy.

Andrew said...

You have been of benefit to my health.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. it's so great when you can have a good laugh and it leads on to more ridiculous things to laugh about - but such fun. You and your friends will be laughing for a long time to come about your 'help' calls .. hope those bronchials improve ..

Cheers Hilary

Cathy Kennedy said...

Laughter is good medicine not only for the soul, but the body! Good, fun "L" post. :D

artmusedog said...

Great post for L ~ Laughter is so good for mind, body and spirit ~ thanks, artmusedog

www.acreativeharbor.com

Loree said...

LOL you are hilarious. Your posts always make me smile.

Judie said...

A friend was diagnosed with advanced melanoma when he was young. The doctor told him to get his affairs in order. He also told him to start laughing, so he started going to comedy clubs. He is now in his 60's, and is still laughing!!

Karen S. said...

I like Judie's comment! It is so true, we must laugh and laugh and laugh and fall on the floor and roll in laughter if that's what it takes! Ha! Ha! Ha! Hehehehe away we go rolling on the floor laughing too!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Laughing with friends is one of the true joys of life...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

There's a laughter yoga class here in the park that I don't take (I go to a 'real' yoga class), but Tuesday I forgot it was that class and went to the rec hall to sign up for something I wanted to do and that laughter class was going on. I opened the door and everyone was going ha ha ha ho ho ho. I just bowed and smiled ;>)

You are right, you three don't need to take a class to learn how to laugh.

storybeader said...

your one friend needs one of those little holes in the door, to see who it is before opening. Then again, the drunk will probably be leaning against the door or already on the ground, so she can't see who's there... Very brave move, I say. Always nice to have friends around, to laugh with! {:-D

EastCoastLife said...

hahaha.... I am imagining Nicole dealing with the drunken man. So hilarious. Great to have friends whom you can laugh together with. :)

Jenny said...

Laughter is the best way to lift your spirits and lighten the mood.

Having a lively group of friends definitely help fill your life with laughter!

Thanks for linking to the letter "L".

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