Laughter certainly is the best medicine

Jan 13 2017. view 145


Oh! Colombo 

It is said that laughing more than just brightens up your day. Sharing a good laugh can actually improve your health. The sound of laughter draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, strengthen your immune system, and diminish pain. As children, we used to laugh hundreds of times a day but as adults life tends to be more serious and laughter more infrequent. By seeking out more opportunities for humour and laughter, though, you can improve your emotional health, strengthen your relationships, find greater happiness—and even add years to your life. 

All of the above is what laughing does to people. Walking into Sooriya Village a week ago I heard a group of ladies having the time of their life whilst enjoying a meal. Their joy was contagious and certainly livened the spirits of everyone else around too. I was happy to see that I knew some of the lovely ladies and joined them for a few minutes and learned that the group had formed a laughing club. How fabulous was what I thought. It certainly is a far better and enjoyable pastime than bickering and gossiping about others, especially when compared to the viciousness and hatred that one generally hears at gatherings of a group of women astounds you. 

On that very day I spotted many little groups dining and having such fun and I thought to myself what a happy world this could be if people are more positive and less negative all the time. 

I also was at a sing-along with dancing and dinner where the majority were ladies who had such a rollicking time singing along with Sohan Weerasinghe and his band that provided great music. And along with Sohan’s humour it definitely was a great evening at the Kingsbury Hotel. Also noticeable at this event was the absence of the wannabes and social astronauts. 

Keep laughing and not only the world will be a happier place but also you.


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