Thursday 27 February 2014


Laugh Daily

Life is hard enough. Therefore, make it a point to laugh weekly, if not daily. The Bible says "A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Proverbs 17:22.

According to doctors and experts, laughing increases blood circulation, delivers oxygen and nutrients efficiently, help the immune system and is an excellent antidote for stress.

Here are some ways I have thought of to make our family laugh. On a weekly basis, do one of the following:

1. Make funny faces at one another
2. Do somersaults with your kids
3. Massage each other's cheeks and manipulate the muscle to smile (Even if you don't smile naturally, looking at your family member doing this to you will most likely make you smile, if not laugh out loud)
4. Tickle one another
5. Put a magnifying glass in front of your mouth
6. Read a comic page together
7. Share a wholesome joke (

I guarantee the above will trigger some laughter and helps your family to forget your daily burdens for a moment. It did to ours :-)

Inscribe this weekly exercise into your family tradition to laugh daily. I know it sounds a little cheesy to make this as a family tradition, but what we don't commit to put into plan, we do not do. I, for one, am not one who smiles or laughs a lot. I am not born with a natural sense of humor - to see the lighter side of life. But I am improving. So join me to make a conscious effort to laugh together as a family on a weekly basis.

Please do share if you have more ideas, but the criteria is that it has to be wholesome :-)

Here's apparently a good book on jokes:

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