• Sheryl and Dan Malin

LAUGHTER

Hello Our Followers,


It’s now Wednesday, hump day. Dan and I start our day of with some coffee and we go through our e-mail to see if we got any important messages. Love to look at Facebook to see what my friends are up to and any inspirational messages. I always send my daughter a good morning message and some friends Then I start blogging to you all.


After that, we listen to Joel on YouTube to get a spiritual message of the day along with a message of thanks and gratitude.



I wrote this in 2010, the year that I was told that I had breast cancer.


IT’S THE SEASON OF HOPE


I’m

Gratified

That the energy

Of hope and love is twinkled

In each of our lives this year.

We all have been through a lot; but are

Strong, and through the brightness of one another

The hope of the coming year will bring joy. We will be

Able to sing the highest tone with our voices; for love never

Ends. Let’s rejoice for hope is coming to us and rewards. May your

New Year give you the gratitude to help our planet

Grow in the right direction.


It is so important to have gratitude in our lives and be thankful for having each other to shine on. Its important to also have laughter in your life. Around the same time, I wrote the message up above I also wrote this message for my book:


LIFE IS A CELEBRATION


Life is a celebration; it’s a gift that was created from above.

Life is a heartbeat that flows throughout our lives with the gift of

Love, joy and peace.

We were given these wonderful gifts to share with one another.

Love is the fondness, and affection of the mind caused by that which delights--

Kindness, and regard for one another.

Joy is the intense gladness of rejoicing and feelings, or expressing

Rejoicing to one another.

Peace is a state of quiet its freedom from contention, disturbance of war.

This gift was given to us with our hearts not with our lives.

Everyone’s life is special, and we were given this gift to make a difference in our

Everyday functions.

During our journey, let’s bring these gifts back to life with special meaning.

The fondness with an affection of kindness, a gladness of rejoicing and expressing rejoicing,

And a state of quiet, not conflict.


On SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012, I posted this article on the blog and feel it’s worth noting.




LAUGHING

Research has shown that the health benefits of laughter are far-ranging. While more studies need to be done, studies so far have shown that laughter can help relieve pain, bring greater happiness, and even increase immunity. Positive psychology names the propensity for laughter and sense of humor as one of the 24 main signature strengths one can possess, and laughter yoga clubs are springing up across the country. Read on for more findings about the health benefits of laughter, and see how to incorporate more humor and fun into your life.


Stress Management Benefits of Laughter:


Hormones: Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine and growth hormone. It also increases the level of health-enhancing hormones like endorphins, and neurotransmitters. Laughter increases the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T cells. All this means a stronger immune system, as well as fewer physical effects of stress.


Physical Release: Have you ever felt like you "have to laugh or I'll cry"? Have you experienced the cleansed feeling after a good laugh? Laughter provides a physical and emotional release.


Internal Workout: A good belly laugh exercises the diaphragm, contracts the abs and even works out the shoulders, leaving muscles more relaxed afterward. It even provides a good workout for the heart.


Distraction: Laughter brings the focus away from anger, guilt, stress and negative emotions in a more beneficial way than other mere distractions.


Perspective: Studies show that our response to stressful events can be altered by whether we view something as a 'threat' or a 'challenge'. Humor can give us a more lighthearted perspective and help us view events as 'challenges', thereby making them less threatening and more positive. (For more on changing your perspective, see this article on cognitive reframing.)


Social Benefits of Laughter: Laughter connects us with others. Just as with smiling and kindness, most people find that laughter is contagious, so if you bring more laughter into your life, you can most likely help others around you to laugh more, and realize these benefits as well. By elevating the mood of those around you, you can reduce their stress levels, and perhaps improve the quality of social interaction you experience with them, reducing your stress level even more!


Yesterday, we got our order from Misfits, which we are trying every two weeks, I videoed what we got and have been sharing it with you. Also, I made some homemade potpourri for the house.





Have you learned any lessons that, in hindsight, have made you grateful for the painful experiences that taught you them?



Until tomorrow, keep laughing.

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