Laughter is the best medicine.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ~ E.E. Cummings
What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. ~ Yiddish Proverb
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die. ~ Abraham Lincoln
Laughter gives us distance. It allows us from step back from an event, deal with it and move on. ~ Bob Newhart
So much has been said of laughter; so much has been made of it. It is so solemnly important. Thank God we can laugh, and blessed be those who cultivate the most precious harvest of a genuine laugh.
My favorite among those who make me laugh is Bob Newhart. Have you watched an episode of The Bob Newhart Show lately? Probably not unless you're a die hard fan like my husband and me. We can't watch it and not laugh. I hereby dare you.
We were fortunate enough to meet Bob Newhart, briefly, last year. What a gracious man. Very quiet, reserved, and humble. I don't get all a'flutter over many people these days, but meeting him was quite a thrill and, bless him, he didn't let us down.
There he is, in the middle. We took this picture while we were waiting to meet him . . . why no picture of US meeting him ourselves? Why?? Because his driver, while perfectly adept at driving a luxury vehicle, could not seem to operate a simple camera. Don't bring it up . . . I'm still trying to laugh at that one.