LETTER OF LAUGHTER
THE WEEK IS ALMOST OVER, THAT’S REASON TO REJOICE
IT’S FREE TRADE DAY, AND IRIS DAY, AND NO SOCKS DAY
TAKE YOUR CHOICE www.itsnevertoolate.com
There’s proof that laughter fools your brain into thinking you are meditating. Laughing actually brings your brain into a meditative state even if your feet are bare and you have no attention span at all. Laughter — the real kind associated with genuine joy and mirth — sets off brain wave patterns quite similar to those generated when experienced meditators ply their mindfulness skills, a new study finds. Now this won’t work with the kind of sickly laughter that you politely issue at hearing Aunt Tillie’s latest joke again. The research was presented in San Diego this week by Dr. Lee Berk, a psychosomatic medicine specialist at Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine.
Today is No Socks Day. What would happen if you took off your socks and ran around in your bare feet? You would laugh at the joy and freedom, or you would step on something unmentionable and everyone else would laugh. My feet look like they walked over behind the Mayflower. They will not be appearing sock less. Just keep in mind that no matter what, probably you can’t win so relax and enjoy yourself. https://itsnevertoolate.com/2014/05/09/celebrate-ever…8-no-socks-day/
Today is also Iris Day. Iris bulbs can produce flowers for decades – for everyone in the whole world except me. I don’t know why. I bought some lovely big bulbs a year or so ago, planted them and everything but they still haven’t bloomed. So I put a couple of fake flowers in with them – and the heck with ’em.
, about which I know nothing. This is what Google says: The World Fair Trade Organization’The World Fair Trade Organization, formerly the International Federation of Alternative Traders, was created in 1989 and is a global association of 324 organizations in over 70 countries. WFTD is the largest Fair Trade event in N. America, with around 100,000 people attending nearly 1000 events around the U.S. and Canada. The goal is to promote Fair Trade and campaign for trade justice together with farmers, workers & artisans. I think I know how to celebrate this one. Let’s be kind and listen to each other.
Remember to do one thing to make someone else smile today. Just look for 10% more laughter every single day.
“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” –Mark Twain