Laughter is good for you!
Are you getting enough laughter? This weeks Wellness Gospel is about the power of laughter. I am going to share with you something that is almost guaranteed to make you laugh. That laughter could actually cure what ails you!
“A cheerful heart is good medicine”
It is not just what you eat that will ensure you are healthy. It is not just how much exercise you get or even how spiritual you are that will keep you disease free. In order to live disease free like the Bible promises, you and I need to listen to everything the God says about health, and one of the big things about your health and mine, is a cheerful heart.
The King James Version of the Bible translates Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” The word translated “medicine” is “gehah” According to Strong’s Hebrew dictionary “gehah” literally means “a cure.” So a more literal translation of Proverbs 17:22 would be, “A merry heart is a cure.”
Laughter is my secret to 122 years of great living.
Jeanne Calment of Paris France was inducted into the Guinness Book of Would records on October 16, 1995 as the oldest documented human ever. There are many who have claimed to live longer but none have the paperwork to prove it. At the time, she was 120 years young. Jeanne remembers watching the Eiffel Tower being constructed; she outlived twenty-seven French presidents, and remembers selling pencils to the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. At the age of 100, Jeanne was still riding her bike. Jeanne lived to be 122 years 164 days. When asked, “What’s the secret to your long life?” she answered “Laughter!”
Laughed till I cried!
For the last couple of weeks I have been reading a chapter each night from the book, “Real Ponies Don’t Go Oink” by Patrick McManus. The result has been lavish doses of hilarious laughter. My wife Shary said she could hear me laughing in our bedroom while she was in the kitchen. Now I must explain that our house is big. It is over 9000 square feet on four levels. I think the kitchen and the bedroom have different zip codes. She said I was shaking the house. I admit that I have been laughing so hard I was crying. If laughter is a cure, this book could cure almost anything. Check it out at amazon, and happy reading.
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THE ONLY WAY TO EXCEPTIONAL EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, AND WELLNESS, IS TO SPEND TIME EACH DAY WITH THE GREAT PHYSICIAN, JESUS CHRIST!
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If you want to keep improving your health and enjoy this kind of biblical, scientific information, then I would like to recommend three must-read books and the link to Youngevity a wellness company founded by Dr. Joel Wallach. Simply click on the titles below for purchase information.
- “God’s Guide to Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris and Shary Schauermann
- “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach
- “None of These Diseases” by S.I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M. D.
- “Youngevity website by Dr. Joel wallach