jaminkw Posted April 6, 2009 Share Posted April 6, 2009 This morning I was reading a newspaper article extoling the virtues of laughter. It cited things like--13 muscles are used to smile but 47 are used to frown so it's not as likely to make a wrinkle. 15 minutes of laughter equals the benefit of 2 hours sleep. Studies show a sense of humor can add 8 years to your life. You get the idea. The article made me recall a year ago when I was first told my cancer was in remission. My husband tentatively suggested we put aside all this cancer stuff for awhile. Taken aback, I suspected part of that "stuff" was this website. I stayed off for maybe a day and a half. During one of my sessions back on, I was laughing hilariously out loud. I caught my husband looking at me out of the corner of my eye. Then it happened again, I explained the best I could that Shelli was having a yard sale and Patti was driving the Keg bus that was picking up passengers along the way going to the sale. I named people and mentioned a few animals that were already aboard. I hoped they would make it to Key West. From this time on, my husband encouraged me to join the other crazy people on this site because he could witness how much good it did me to laugh like that. He even took to reminding me when it was time for the Tuesday chat. I thought that was sweet. I've not yet laughed outloud reading or posting on Facebook. I wanted to share this with those of you who miss those days as I do. And to those of you who weren't here for it, I'm sorry. Judy in Key West Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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