BY JUDY HAUGHTON-JAMES
We have often heard the saying "Laughter is the best medicine." Recently I read that research has shown that 1 minute of laughter boosts your immune system for 24 hours while 1 minute of anger depresses your system for the next 6 hours. Nevertheless all of us who have experienced the loss of a loved one know the emotions we go through and how difficult it is to smile and laugh when we are going through the grieving process.
When the day comes that you discover that you can smile and laugh again then you know that you are healing no matter how slowly.
A few days ago I had to laugh when a friend sent me an email message titled "Courtroom Humour." This is a lawyer questioning a witness:-
Q. How old is he?
A. John is ...
Q. You said he is Joan's twin, right?
Q. So the same age as her?
Now you tell me! If they are twins they must be the same age! Well! Well!