They say laughter is the best medicine. I don’t think so. I think it’s morphine.
I have had many surgeries, and the last thing you want to do is laugh. It doesn’t make things better, it hurts! My younger brother Fred is a very funny guy. We’ve always made each other laugh. He called my hospital room and I told him not to make me laugh. Impossible. He couldn’t do it. After we hung up, I didn’t ask for more laughter, I asked for morphine.
Laughter can certainly lift the soul. “I never lend money to my brother-in-law. It gives him amnesia.” That joke, written by Henny Youngman, is very funny. It makes me laugh each time I think of it. It lifts my soul, and I think that is what people are talking about.
In very difficult times, even attempting to write something funny can be a challenge, but I’m hopeful that I made someone smile during what is certainly a stressful or personally difficult time of year. Life is too short to be gloomy, which is really a weird word.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. If you’re struggling, go see some comedy. If it’s good, you’ll feel better. If not, there’s always morphine.
See you tomorrow.
My new Stand Up Comedy DVD is now available for pre-order. I’m trying to get them to you before Christmas. If you want one, just message me or reply and we’ll work out the details. It’s family friendly!