Laughter does good like a medicine

Who would argue with that point? No one! Well, no one that’s fun, that’s for sure and certain.

Pat laughing


Goodness I love to laugh. I love to make people laugh. And I love it when people make me laugh. I get a kick out of a funny sense of humor. I think my favorite is when someone takes a regular fact and pulls a twist on it. Or irony, I love that. Or sarcastic humor.


But my favorite of all is wit. It tickles my funny bone like little else. I have spent many a moment embarrassed by cracking up a “little too much” when no one else laughed. Oh well. Their loss.


I have surrounded myself with friends that like to laugh. On purpose. My writer friends and I have laughed until it hurt. Literally (not exaggerating here). We were seriously worried about getting kicked out of a Panera on more that one occasion.

The very first writer’s conference we attended as a group was newsworthy. People including some of the instructors would join our table because of the hilarity occurring. So much fun. We think back to that weekend often and laugh all over again.

If laughter is good therapy, I should be completely stress free.

Now that I think about it, I don’t feel stressed! And if I did, my husband (wit above wits) would help me laugh it off.

I remember once when my younger two were spatting, and I couldn’t stand it, I made them sit at the kitchen table and stare at each other without talking. Two minutes later they were cracking up. Spat forgotten and fun restored.

While growing up, my son (takes after his dad in the wit department) would run down the stairs and plaster himself against the front door like a dreadful chalk outline pose. More than once a day. More than a few months.

It was funny at first. Then it was just silly. Then it became hilarious because it continued. He also likes to make people laugh.

Brooks and his Easter bucket

Working as a Children’s Minister for years is a good occupation for one who likes to laugh and make others laugh. I got to plan the programs! I got to plan for a guy to pop out of the floor and startle everyone. Or for a “genius” professor to pull a mega-sized moose slipper out of a “shrinking machine.” Or for a puppet to go insane. Or … the list goes on ad nauseam.

Nothing like it. Make sure you laugh today.

Go ahead. Laugh out loud right now.

Pat Meyers
Loves to Laugh


“A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Proverbs 17:22



Filed under Inspirational, Life Happenings, Writing

2 responses to “Laughter does good like a medicine

  1. I once knew a woman who laughed sparingly because she didn’t want to get wrinkles. Poor soul…wonder what ever happened to her. Laughter is the best medicine ever! Good thoughts, Pat.

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