Sexy, Sweet Obsessions – Laughter

You’ve heard the expression – “Laughter is the best medicine” -right? It’s true. Laughter reduces stress. Laughter takes the tension out of an uncomfortable situation. And here’s what Laughter Therapist, Enda Junkins has to say about it:

“Chuckling. Giggling. Snickering. Snorting. These are the sounds of soul saving laughter which springs from our emotional core and helps us feel better, see things more clearly, and creatively weigh and use our options. Laughter helps us roll with the punches that inevitably come our way.”

And get this…laughing is thought to be a mini-workout! Let’s say you’ve invited friends over for the evening and it’s one of those times when everything uttered is laced with humor, so you spend long stretches of time laughing hysterically. Well, for every 15 minutes of laughing you’re burning 50 calories! Don’t give up going to the gym, but you did earn yourself an extra piece of chocolate.

LexieBut that’s not all. Laughter is seriously important for good health. I mentioned some of these benefits last Friday in my guest post at Hawleyville, but if you missed it, here’s a complete list:

  • Laughter raises the infection-fighting antibodies and increases the immune cells.
  • Laughter can cause blood sugar levels to decrease after a meal.
  • Laughter relaxes muscles and aids in good sleeping.
  • Laughter causes our pulse rate and blood pressure to go up sending healthy oxygen to our tissues.

It’s most often in social situations that we find ourselves laughing. The combination of spending time with friends and family and laughing will improve the quality of life. Finding a reason to laugh even when you’re alone is healthful.

Want to know what makes me laugh when i’m alone? Bumper stickers. They make me laugh out loud. Other drivers look at me like I’m loony, but I think being a little loony makes life a whole lot sweeter.

I hope these make you laugh, then you’ll get all those awesome benefits I just listed for you!

For those with road rage:

  • Keep honking. I’m reloading.
  • Honk if you want to learn sign language
  • Honk if you’ve never seen a gun fired from a moving vehicle
  • If you can read this, I can slam on my brakes and sue you
  • Don’t like my driving? Then quit watching me!
  • Some people just don’t know how to drive. I call these people “everybody but me”
  • Squirrels – nature’s speed bumps
  • I may be slow, but I’m ahead of you
  • Your body would look good in my trunk
  • Watch out for the idiot behind me!

Mom & AuntiePolitical sarcasm:

  • Welcome to America. Now speak English!
  • I never thought I’d miss Nixon
  • Keep on working. Millions of illegal immigrant patients are depending on you.
  • Stop repeat offenders. Don’t re-elect them.
  • In America anyone can become president. That’s one of the risks you take.

Uncomfortable insulting someone to his face? Put it on a bumper sticker!

  • What we need is a patch for stupidity
  • People like you are the reason people like me need medication.
  • Save your breath…you need it to blow up your date.
  • Impotence…nature’s way of saying “no hard feelings”
  • Try not to let your mind wander. It’s too small and fragile to be let out alone.

A few more funnies:

  • Never knock on Death’s door. Ring the bell and run. He hates that.
  • If you are what you eat, then I’m fast, cheap and easy.
  • So many cats; so few recipes.
  • You say I’m a Bi*ch like that’s a bad thing.
  • If a man states an opinion and there’s no woman to hear it, is he still wrong?

Many of these are expressions I’ve actually seen on bumpers across America. I discovered the rest at Hubpages.

Do you have a favorite? Have you seen any good ones that aren’t on this list?

I know Natalie Hartford’s posts and my husband’s silliness makes me laugh out loud, what else does it for you?

You know I love hearing from you and it’s your turn to make me laugh!

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19 thoughts on “Sexy, Sweet Obsessions – Laughter

    • I’m glad it gave you a smile, August. Thanks for coming by and for following my blog. I’ve returned the favor and found your blog to be chock full of great info and interesting insights.

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  2. Okay, those last ones had me guffawing a good 50 calories! Especially the devil one, the b*tch one, and the men being wrong one. I’ve heard that if you have more than three bumper stickers on your car then you’re certifiable. If I put these three on, with the two of my dogs, the Rockstar Games one, and my fairy princess one, then yep, I’d be certifiable. But you know, I think I already am.

    Oh, wait! I need that memory died one, too. Yep. I’m nuts.

    Thanks for the laugh!

    • Thanks, Jolyse! You know, I really did run over a squirrel once. Ew it was the worst feeling in the world and I still can’t shake it. But the sticker is sick-funny!

  3. LOVED them all! But most especially: Keep honking. I’m reloading. OMG I nearly died! Hysterical.
    Thank you so much for the shout out – I was floored – sniff! It means a lot to me since one of my biggest goals with the blog is to “entertain” so I am glad I’ve got at least one fan that I keep in stitches!
    Laughter truly is the best medicine.

  4. In answer to the last one…yes he is still wrong….you know I love humor…laugh at yourself humor…I usually will look for great comedy movies or TV shows that I know will get me laughing….

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