Saturday, April 13, 2013
L.....is for Laughter
The last couple years I worked before retirement we were all working under a lot of pressure. There had been some changes in administration and I think that was the main cause. I had a co-worker who had a talent for making people laugh and I am eternally grateful to her for getting me through those last years riding the funny train. She found humor in almost everything and had us laughing every day. She has a true gift. It's been a lot of years and she just recently retired and she still has that wonderful sense of humor. I hope she's able to keep it when she enters senior citizenry. That's when mine packed it's bags and fled town on the red-eye. I did manage to get some of my sense of humor back.....but, unfortunately, not all of it. I find it takes more to get me laughing now and some things I used to think were funny, I don't so much anymore. But, also I find that things I never thought were funny, I now laugh at. So, it shows we are constantly growing in one way or another.
Laughter kicks stress and tension right out of the room. This is proven over and over by the popular television programs and movies. People want to be entertained; they crave something that will take their minds off of worries. The only thing I have to say about the entertainment industry is that they have gone off the main road when it comes to comedy. Most of the comedy now is totally inappropriate. For the most part, you can't sit down as a family and enjoy a comedy that every family member can laugh along with. Sex is playing too much of a role now. Remember back when we all laughed at Bob Hope, Abbott and Costello, Red Skelton, Milton Berle and Jackie Gleason, just to name a few. Good clean fun that gave us all the giggles. I really wish they would bring some of that back again. OMG, remember the Flip Wilson show and his portrayal of "Geraldine"? Now that was some funny stuff.
I think the leader of N. Korea is in desperate need of some good belly laughs....what do you think? So, keep smiling, laugh out loud and set free all those worries and fears....even if it's only for a little while....every little bit will do you good. Laughter is really and truly the best medicine.