Thursday, October 28, 2010

Laughter is the Best Medicine

I am thankful for moments where I laugh so hard I can't stop, and the harder I try to stop the more I laugh.

There are a million bajillion quotes about laughter out there and most of them are corny and a little silly but I am a sucker for them anyways. A few ones I found were
"Laugh as much as you breath and love as long as you live"
"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at"
and finally
"Always remember to be happy because you never know who's falling in love with your smile."

Today I laughed harder than I have in a long time, all because of this character:
Although both make me chuckle I'm talking about the character on the left

Her name is Brittany Bly and she can make me laugh harder than anybody I know. We have had a lot of memories together from high school orchestra and early morning seminary, to mishaps while texting and summer daycamp. I love this girl to pieces. Today she had me laughing so hard I got a case of the giggles and just couldn't stop. I love those moments, the moments when my ab muscles are sore because they have been contracted for five solid minutes as I have been trying to compose myself. It reminded me of the time we did laughter yoga in my Theories to Therapeutic Recreation class. For thirty minutes we sat in a circle and we looked at each other and just laughed. It is amazing the power of laughter, you should try it.

All of this laughter reminded me of my all-time favorite game, which happened to be recorded during my Rock Climbing class field trip and has become one of my favorite videos to watch. I thought for sure I was going pee my pants. (Thanks Daniel for being such a great sport!)

I guess it is really true, laughter is the best medicine!

P.S. I know this is a weird confession but I on my IGoogle homepage I have two pet turtles for some reason it makes me feel more domestic and caring even though logically I know that there is no purpose for them. I often play with them before I go to bed and make sure they get enough exercise. Perhaps it helps me reminisces about the days of my youth when I had a monkey giga pet and I kept it alive for 32 days. The turtles are 10 times better though because I don't have to feed them and when I am tiered of playing with them I close my laptop. Just thought the world would want to know about my abnormal obsession with my two pet turtles. I haven't named them yet and am open to suggestions.


  1. YOU have pet turtles, the girl who laughed at me for playing Farmville? Now, THAT is funny! lol

  2. Speaking of laughter, I am giggling so hard at your turtle story! I can totally picture you doing all those things. You crack me up Tiffamay.

    For their names...I'm thinking Suave' and Prancer.

  3. oh Heidi, what would I do without you, please welcome Suave' and Prancer to the world of virtual turtles!

  4. TIFFANEE!! YOU ARE SO NICE!!! You make me laugh too and I am VERY grateful for you! ps...the picture isn't showing up...I'm curious to know what one it is of "this character"