After a major surgery of any type, doctors will tell you that you need rest, and extra protein to assist in the healing of tissues. They could be right; I have never been accused of being a doctor. But just like Readers Digest has told us for decades; Laughter is the Best medicine, laughter and smiles.
Over the years, surgeries and my collection of scars from various surgeries I have learned the value of humorous stories, silly jokes, and smiling faces to assist everyone from the doctors, the nurses, and also the patient.
Smiling faces make a huge difference in our lives and our attitudes.
At the most painful times in our lives, a joke relieves faster than a Tylenol a quick dose of endorphins (endorphin definition: a chemical naturally, released in the brain to reduce pain, that in large amounts can make you feel relaxed or full of energy.)
Chuckle, I can still recall some of the silly jokes I told back in 1986 when I survived a five month hospital stay. I’m thinking of the three-legged chicken story. 🙂
At the risk of causing an ear-worm (defined in the urban dictionary as follows –A song stuck in your head. Came from the German word, “ohrwurm,” which means earworm litterally, and a song stuck in the head not literally.)
Whenever I see your smiling face
I have to smile myself
Because I love you – James Taylor
Smiling faces are a gift; the medicine that your doctor didn’t tell you about. A close friend and a laugh always makes me smile, whether from a phone call or in person. Some people make you smile merely at the sight of them.
If you have family and friends who give you smiles, call yourself rich, that is certainly a huge part of what I call my treasure, family and friends who give me smiles and help me to heal, and make every day better.
Sincerely, I wish all the best to you, have fun , be yourself and smile.
Thank YOU to everyone who reads, likes and comments to my blog.
I have created some other categories also if you are inclined to investigate including a five-part ultra short story involving a character named Skywalker. (It will make more sense if you start at the beginning.)
May smiles fill your life today and in your future 🙂