Laughter is the Best Medicine

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How many times have you heard, “Laughter is the best medicine”?

Many think it is a biblical quote. While the actual quote is not found in the Bible, the origin of laughter as the best medicine is found in Proverbs 17:22 –

A joyful heart is good medicine,

But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Movies and videos are one source of laughter for our family. It never ceases to amaze me how our children can see a movie one time and memorize the lines – from that one viewing! A favorite game played while doing vineyard work is the movie line game. While I am not very good at it, it is fun to listen to the children bounce from one line to another playing off the previous comment.

Last night, we were at a friends’ house for dinner and YouTube videos came up in the conversation. It was hilarious to watch several of the videos that each of our families found funny. So, I thought I would share a few with you.

The following video was introduced to our family by a friend a month or so ago. It is a spoof on a television talk show in which the host is interviewing a Canadian Border Patrol Agent. It is definitely the children’s favorite and watching them re-enact the lines to fit the occasion is almost funnier than the video!

This video was new for us last night and is a radio talk show in which a caller asks for help in having deer crossings moved to less populated areas – after all, they seem to be on very busy roads or highways. Deer should be encouraged to cross in less busy areas!

The last video is a spoof on the interview question for the Miss USA delegates. The question being asked is whether or not math should be taught in schools. As you will see, this is a most difficult question!

Remember, whether you need a laugh or not, laughter is good medicine!


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  1. Sarah says

    Hi Dina-Marie,

    Thank you so much for your encouragement. I was at a very low point this morning! I am in AWE that your family did GAPS intro while pruning 23 acres! We saved the videos for the half way point of our day today. The kids really enjoyed them.

  2. says

    Laughter is so undervalued in our culture. I swear, up down right and left, that my biggest purpose in life is to bring laughter (and thus joy) to people.

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