Having fun in the absence of laughter is absolutely impossible and should it happen it may look really weird. In all my search and encounters I have not come across individuals gathered or groups joyfully conversing without a smile or laughter.

Laughter or smile is precious, beautiful, easy, fun, free and satisfactory. Laughter has become the fundamental culture of some ethnic groups, tribes, denominations, organizations and also in the arena of businesses thereby, offering a massive benefits to it hosts.

Clowns or comedians are not the only agents of laughter, everybody is an agent of laughter. This is so because, laughter is a common language which is easily understood by all races of humanity and is easy to speak.


“Laughter is a physical reaction in humans consisting usually of rhythmical, often audible constructions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system.

It is also a response to internal or external stimuli” as explained by Wikipedia. Humans normally respond to some external stimulus such as tickling and jokes. According to the laughter researcher Prof. Robert Provine, “laughter is a mechanism everyone has, which is part of universal human vocabulary, there are thoughts of languages hundreds of thousands of dialects but everyone speaks laughter in pretty much the same way.”

Laughter is known to be occurring unconsciously: that is, we can inhibit it but not consciously produce it. L-A -U -G -H  is an acronym which stands for Love Abundantly Unconsciously Giving Help. Quiet, pretty right? Yeah, I know you didn’t think of that but now you know.

The Grand Day of Laughter

The famous comedian(clown) Charlie Chaplain once said that “To truly laugh; you must be able to take your pain and play with it.” The unofficial holiday which is the international moment of laughter which was stipulated to be observed on April 14, was created by humorologist Izzy Gessell who encourages people to forget the stresses of daily life and give into the healing and relaxing power of laughter. On April 14, you’ve got to stop wherever the day dawns on you, chill, smell a sweet-scented rose and laugh a little (or a lot) because it is the International Moment of Laughter Day.

How To Observe The Day

It’s a great day to visit some old pals, cook together, eat together and do not forget to laugh together even as you share jokes, watch funny videos, trying to imitate some other friends and tickling each other. This is appropriate because, research has confirmed that, individuals laugh to themselves lesser than talking to themselves. But builds and strengthens relationships when more people come together to laugh. So do not take a breath, do not spoil the fun lol.

Some Jokes To Laugh About

Once upon a time, a child asked his father, “how were people born?” so his father said, “Adam and Eve made babies, and the babies became adults and the adults made babies and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, “We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now.” The child run back to his father and said, “you lied to me!” his father replied, “no, your mother was talking about her side of the story.” – ha-ha-ha!

A bus full of ugly people had a head on collision with a truck. When they died, God granted all of them one wish. The first person said, “I want to be gorgeous.” God snapped his fingers and it happened. The second person said the same thing and God did the same thing. This went on and on through the group. God noticed the last man in line was laughing hysterically. By the time God got to the last man, the last man was laughing and rolling on the ground. When the man’s turn came, he laughed and said, “I wish they were all ugly again.”

– oh my God!

You can’t stop laughing right.

Facts About Laughter-Did You Know…?

“My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh, but my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.”-by Charlie Chaplain. Are you aware that; human laughter has a specific acoustic structure; laughter can have a ha-ha-ha or ho-ho-ho structure, but it is humanly impossible to have a ha-ho-ha-ho structure to laughter Laugh till you cannot feel your ribs no more. People are 30 times more likely to
laugh in a group than alone. Females laugh slightly more than males.
It is hard to catch your breath when you laugh because your diaphragm
expands. You cannot make yourself laugh by tickling yourself.

Benefits Of Laughter

Laughter they say, “is the best medicine.” This is true because scripture confirms it in Psalm 42:5a- where it says that ‘A merry heart doeth good medicine:’ Humor-associated laughter has numerous health, emotional and social benefits. Below is a list of some benefits derived from laughter:

  1. Laughter socially helps to build relationships
  2. Laughter boost individual mood.
  3. It diminishes pain and protect you from the damaging effects of stress.
  4. It lightens your burdens and gives you hope
  5. It also help you to reduce anger and unforgiveness.
  6. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to diseases. Thereby boosting your immune system.
  7. It improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow thereby, protecting you from heart-related diseases.
  8. It helps to burn calories.
  9. Research has found out that, living with a strong sense of humor helps you to live longer.
  10. It mentally eases anxiety and tension.
  11. Strengthens resilience.
  12. Laughter, socially enhances teamwork.
  13. It Diffuses conflicts.

The Reality

Dear reader, scripture has said, “Now thanks be to God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ” thereby indicating that the child of God has no right to put on a sad face in the early morning. Thanks be to God we have a God who is willing to always cause a victory for His children. Hallelujah! Child of God roll out the sad face and be filled with the joy of the Lord. Laugh or smile to the world knowing that you have already overcome every physical challenge.

Dare to Smile!! Live the victorious life!!!

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