IT’S NO JOKE, YOU REALLY HAVE TO LAUGH
R U JOKING, GRANDAD BLOG 19th November 2017
I recently learned that adults laugh on average 6 times a day and children 150 times a day.
But as Mamma said to me we laugh on average of 6 times before breakfast
As you look around there are certainly plenty of miserable people around. The answer is to have children around you, without realising it they create laughter, even when they are not there. And then just look at the number of humorous children’s books.
The thing is adults just forgot how to laugh. Just go out and discover it again. It’s fun, it really is.
But remember the endorphins produced when you laugh lengthen your life and the quality of it. Don’t say you’ve not been warned.
I read about another lady who has found a secret of a happy life:
A 90-year-old woman summed up how to live your best life in just 75 words
“When I am an old woman I shall wear purple/ With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me/And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves/And satin sandals”
The opening lines to Jenny Joseph’s internationally loved poem When I Am Old about the joys of ageing has long served as our life motto when in times of doubt and fear of the future.
However, a 90-year-old woman who featured on Humans of New York’s Facebook page earlier this week is giving us a different kind of lesson on how to enjoy your best days and the importance of dancing.
The woman, who is described as living in Moscow, Russia, provided a straightforward description of her lifestyle and some top tips on how to enjoy life as it comes.
“I’m ninety but I feel like I’m fifty. I don’t take any medicine. I never complain. I’m just happy to be alive. I tell people: ‘Start with what you have, not with what you want.'”
“Every day I dance for two hours. And I’m still really interesting too. I love politics and literature. I love the sciences. And I’ve got a boyfriend named Alexander. We exchange books. I don’t even know how old he is.”
While we don’t know the name of this nonagenarian goddess, we think it’s about time we learn from her words of wisdom and swap complaining every day for dancing.
And following the recent news – published in the journal the Annals of Internal Medicine – that an extra cup of coffee a day could lengthen a person’s lifespan, we might just order another Americano to make sure we’re living life to the fullest.
And finally the photo of the day has nothing to do with the subject I have talked about. I just find it a wonderful photograph. The photograph by Steve Parsons/ PA shows Quixote and Doris the Shetland pony greet each other while Inspector Simon Rooke of the Metropolitan Police looks on, ahead of the 2017 Olympia Horse Show.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~Dr. Robert Schuller
Happiness is…when you’re laughing
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Doctor, there’s a patient on line 1 that says he’s invisible “Well, tell him I can’t see him right now.”
Love is… when thinking of him keeps
LOVE SONG FOR MAMMA
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Diana Ross
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