Laughter, the best medicine – day 8 of happiness month

girls-laughingJamie English, counsellor/social worker and Mum of 2 teens and 2 cats said on twitter that “happiness happens when you have a good laugh out loud.” (She blogs over at “All rolled into one” if you want to check out what else she says) Well I couldn’t agree more!

This week I laughed so hard my sides hurt and I had tears rolling down my face.

It was something Little Miss Green said, that only kids can say, which melted my heart and shook the laughter from the core of my being.

Of course, once I’d started Mr Green joined in and before long, all three of us were laughing along with one another and we didn’t stop for a long time.

Afterwards I felt like I’d had a workout, but most of all I felt like every last ounce of tension had been rocked from within. I felt clearer, more focused, energised and deliriously happy. I was in a better mood, more positive and had a great sense of perception about life.

Just as yawning is contagious, so is laughter. The phrase “laugh and the whole world laughs with you” really is true! Some scientists think human ancestors may have laughed in groups before they could speak and that laughter may have been a precursor to language.

Over on Facebook one of my friends posted up a wonderful video called “Bodhisattva in metro” which shows just how infectious laughter can be. Take a few minutes out of your day to watch it, especially if it’s a stressful day and you could do with some laughter 😉

What about you – what made you happy today? Share your happy moment with friends and let’s make the world a better place!


  1. Jamie on August 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Laughing really makes you feel good….we need to laugh every single day! Thanks for the thoughts and mentioning me 🙂

  2. Mrs Green on August 15, 2011 at 6:37 am

    @Jamie: Such a simple thing, yet something which I often forget to do. I’m waaaaay to serious at times…