Laughter is Great Medicine!
July 19, 2021 Daily Devotion
By Dr. George J. Ceremuga
"A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones." - Proverbs 17:22
Recently, I spent a few weeks with my mother at her new residence. We really enjoy visiting family and friends as well as making new friends in her community. On a morning walk, we had the privilege of meeting a vibrant 98-year “young” lady who was a delight to talk with. She was having some work done at her residence and mentioned that she was going to miss her bus ride to the grocery store. We offered to take her shopping after lunch if she missed her scheduled trip.
After lunch, Mom called, and all worked out for her. She and Mom again struck up a conversation about getting together in the future. Mom casually said, “I love talking to old people, because I am one too.” We had a chuckle about this after she finished the phone conversation. We know that laughter improves our immunity, heart health, reduces stress, and is good for our mental health.
Always be kind and lead with love!