Aging & Attitude
In the dark, the digital clock with extra-large numbers taunts me with the time, 1:54AM.
I typically wake at this hour and according to Roger Ekirch, it is not that I cannot sleep, simply the end of the “first sleep”. Time to get up and check for comments on my blog post.
A faithful reader has written, “I miss your humorous side.”
No kidding, I am currently writing about Smart Thermostats and worrying about water waste.
I miss my humor too and thinking of joining a Laughter Club.
What is a Laughter Club?
They are fully independent, not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious and non-competitive community-based associations of diverse people who choose to be happy. In other words, Baby Boomers who believe laughing about nothing can ward off aging.
In the sixties, students were sent to detention. Now these “Breakfast Club Scoundrels” have convinced others to join them in acting and looking ridiculous, claiming 100 chuckles is equal to a ten minute cardiovascular workout.
I read about Laughter Clubs in “Health, Fitness and More”. Linda Marlow a certified Laughter Leader was interviewed about laughter workshops. The back of her red T-shirt reads, “Laugh Til it Helps” and to call 1-800-Now-Laff, for help.
A list of 25 yoga exercises that included, Air Kiss and Ear-wiggle Laughter Greetings can be found on-line. Intrigued I played the YouTube video, however I needed to rewind the tape several times to decipher the instructor’s plea to “Imagine your feet have roots” and there was no laughter only deep breathing.
There are other ways to benefit from a Laughter Club without leaving your home.
- The Phone Laughter Club
- Electric Shock Laughter
- Laughter Finger Racing
Phone laughter is free. Electric Shock Laughter is touted as the easy way, but no, I did not ask for details. You can finger race on your own and not only laugh but improve your brain function, a BOGO.
However, a Smart Thermostat can save you up to $200 a year.
… just saying
P.S. Thank you, Marsha.
What a great way to wake up on a Sunday morning. This made me smile, a good start on my way to a good laugh. I’ll keep all this in mind and check these laugh opportunities. 🙂
Susan, Your enthusiasm is contagious!
Let’s start one here!
Deb, We have a good foundation, but who is willing to get certified?
Who knew you could grow up…hmmm, live long enough to be a Certified Laughter Leader?! Life is full of opportunities!
Judie, Judie, You said it best, kids can add it to the list of ” what I want to be when I grow up”, a Certified Laughter Leader. Thanks, Claudia
My niece is a laugh therapist! I really believe in the power of laughter. Especially when you ar up envy night at 2:00 am! Great post
I bet you are getting lots accomplished. I’m thrilled to know someone who knows someone who is a laugh therapist.
Claudia, Thank you for thanking me – and I love the blog!!! Hope all is well with you and Mr Wonderful. I miss you so much!! I am working alot – but there are always the weekends. Please – let’s meet up soon!!!
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Say when, girlfriend. Mr Wonderful is good, walking on the beach. Miss you too. Claudia
As always, Claudia, your posts are inspiring. I am laughing while sitting at Starbucks on a somewhat dreary Friday afternoon. See it works!!!!
Thanks, always encouraging to know a loyal reader connects the dots. Claudia
Never heard of a laugh club. Laughing is so good for your health. I used to be funny. I rarely laugh anymore. I need a new perspective. This helps.
My funny bone dips and ebbs, also, and yes sometimes effort is needed to restore it. Claudia