You're Never too Old to Laugh is free today (Kindle version) on Amazon. It's written by Ed Fischer whose cartoons have been syndicated in 120 newspapers and winner of 28 awards. he says, "Being "old" isn't what it used to be. Elders today are active, fun, and ready for something new. Stay young at heart with the wit, wisdom, and inspiration you'll find in this book."
The book is 128 pages, but it's a quick read, with some of his featured cartoons on some pages and witty quotes on others. Example: He says he’s 59… and he has very few friends still alive who can contradict him.
I know I've always liked to find the humour in any situation I was in, whether it be work or play. Unfortunately, it may not have always gone over as well as I would have liked, But then, I got a laugh out of it...
Like the time I was in my early twenties and was working with an electrician wiring a new house. Earlier on that morning my pliers had slipped out of my hand and bounced off his head as he worked below me on a ladder. He suggested the next time I drop a tool, I should give him a holler and he would jump out of the way. I said I would.
Then I got to wondering, if he was fast enough so it would make a difference? So later on that day, when I was on the second floor, I leaned out the opening that would become a window and saw him walking below. To test my theory, I hollered, "LOOK OUT!!!"
Of course, I hadn't actually dropped anything. But he jumped out that spot! He must have leapt six feet in the air doing it! Then when he looked up at me with a puzzled look on his face, I grinned and said, "Just testing!"
Okay.... well... one of us thought it was funny....
LaVona Traywick, Ph.D., wrote in a quick paper for the University of Arkansas that, "Most of us don’t take humor seriously enough." You can read the full text of the article by clicking here. The article goes on to say:
Physical Benefits of Laughter
• Improved cardiovascular health
• Improved respiration
• Lowered blood pressure
• Reduced pain
• Enhanced immune system
• Decreased “stress” hormones
• Muscle relaxation
Mental Benefits of Laughter
• Improves brain functions
• Improves disposition
• Releases pent-up feelings of anger and frustration
• Reduces tension
• Lowers anxiety
• Increases energy
• Enhances creativity
So, don't miss your chance to get a copy of Ed Fischer's book You're Never too Old to Laugh. Click here to download it, and add some fun to your day. Like the Readers Digest always says, "Laughter is the best medicine.
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