Monday, April 13, 2009


We talked about Power Hug, Power Verses, Power Kiss, and the Power of Forgiveness, now let me bring you the Power of Laughter - and I want to dedicate this article to Sardonyx, his wits amazes me and tickle my funny bones.

Two of the greatest healing forces in the world are available to you at this very moment. They are the healing power of laughter and the restorative strength of joy. A merry heart is your greatest weapon against deadly emotions.

With the high cost of prescription drugs these days, we can all benefit from some good medicine that's free. When you laugh, powerful endorphins, which act much the same way as morphine, are released in the brain. Endorphins trigger a feeling of well-being throughout your entire body. So you see, a merry heart really does work like medicine! Ideally, we should all laugh -- often. Yet, experts estimate that while children laugh up to 100 times a day, adults laugh just five or six times a day if they’re lucky.

Over the years, many physical benefits to laughter have been reported by doctors and health care professionals. Here are just a few:

  • Decrease in stress hormone levels
  • Strengthening of the immune system
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Pain reduction
  • Lowering of blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Natural anti-depressant

Humor is not a sin. It is a God-given escape hatch, a safety valve. To lack a good sense of humor is a serious deficiency. But in the best of humor we learn to laugh at ourselves. For while it's perfectly human to deride ones enemies, it's divine to see the humor in oneself. One of the very first steps on the road to salvation is learning to laugh at one's own mistakes. Only when we are in touch with our own flaws can we truly open ourselves to the saving power of God.

During these rollercoaster days of political anxiety and global financial crisis, laughter might be just the thing Bro has ordered. A simple prayer we may say to Him:

O God, grant us a deepening sense of humor, that the tragedy of this world may be swallowed up in the joy of a graceful and godly life. Amen.

"A cheerful glance brings joy to the heart; good news invigorates the bones" (Proverbs 15:30)
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength"(Proverbs 17:22)


  1. Yes Pope, men sometimes need laughter more than food! It's an orgasm triggered by the intercourse of sense and nonsense.



  2. Wow!!!The Pope, nice info...alam ko na dati yan pero mas lumawak ngayon lolzz

  3. it's true na laughter is the best medicine...

  4. I love the way you describe laughter NJ, I'll keep it in mind.

    Thank you for your comment Lord CM.

    You are right JoShMaRie, its the best medicine which is absolutely FREE.

  5. Due to lot of stresses we facing today, andyan na ung bagong cell pone, lcd,laptop,ipod, ipon, Nokia N series atbp bagong gadget just to cope with this modern world. tuloy nakaklimutan natin mag smile. iniisip if how and when we can avail hehehe.
    Ganoon pa man it is nice to have this kind of article that make as smile.
    Once i got an article related to this topic. Because I find helpful for readers to know that there is great medicine behind that smile and laughter.
    Have a Smile day kapatid!

  6. Laughter is indeed the best medicine..Reminds me of Patch Adams.

    Keep on smiling and laughing? huh? hehehe

  7. Wow na extra pa ako dito hehehe, very well said Pope! Kaya ako lagi akong nakatawa kahit natutulog hehehe. Teka, girl pala ako ha, kagaya ka na rin ni Mr. Thoughtskoto napagkamalan akong "pare" hahaha mukha lang akong lalaki pero babae pa rin.

  8. I agree and I believe that laughter is the BEST medicine... based on my experience. My family and friends keep me company and make me smile and laugh during my time at the hospital before and after my surgery until my recovery period.

    Nice post POPE!!!

  9. Smile and laugh more often lang tayo para magmukhang bata..hehe Seriously, it has been proven..Pope, salamat sa power mo..Pwede ba akong magrequest? Power of long-distance love affair naman oh..

    "The Doctor Is In" this blogpost!! :-)


  11. Yes, Laughter is best medicine. And prayer to God is the greatest medicine!

  12. Yes Pareng Pope, Smile and the world smiles with you, Laugh and the world laughs with you. :-) The best medicine talaga!

  13. Hello Pope, my first time reading your blog and what a good timing that your latest posting is about laughter. This must be a fun and informative blog. Rest assured I'll be a follower from now on.
    Thanks also for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog.

  14. Thank you for leaving your marks and footsteps, I feel humbled by your praises, I have dedicated my next post to all of you readers and commenters, you are the reason for my existence my friends Jessie, Bampiraako, Sardonyx, Mokong, Ruphael, SrStirringRhod, Dennis Villegas, Ron Centeno and Chronicler.

  15. Laughter is my balm lalo na kapag madaling suliranin. Pero siempre ang mga guiding words na napupulot ko sa mga posts mo, mas effective sya as balm to my spirit.

    Keep it up, Pope! I promise to keep on reading you.



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