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It Is My Drug Of Choice?

Updated on January 1, 2010

Yes, I have written on this subject many times and I will continue to do so. In today's gloom and misery that is blaring from all over the world, we are in need of this one and only DRUG.

Yes, it can be very contagious and yet one needs to take it each day, preferably in the morning with that first cup of coffee.

As you sit there and watch TV and suffer through numerous commercials from all the drug companies, you will never see this DRUG advertised. It is not made in capsule form nor is it put into a bottle. This DRUG is amazing for it can relieve stress and strengthen your immune system, boost energy and diminishes pain.

Yet, no doctor can write a prescription for it?

I confess that I have been taking this DRUG for 78 years. it is the only drug that I have ever put into this ole body. Oh yes, I too have fallen off of that balance beam that we all dance across in life but we climb back on it and take another dose of that great wonder DRUG.

Yes, I confess, I'm addicted-----LAUGHTER!  is my DRUG of choice.

I shake my head and laugh
I shake my head and laugh

My hair is snowy white, my perky pink hat sits among its snarls.

My attire is purple, red, orange and green.

As I now sit here and watch the folks that pass before me with all their matching black and brown attire.

They glance my way and shake their head and laugh.

For they do not know, i have been to where they are going and seen what they may never see?

I then shake my head and laugh.

As i sit here, I think, maybe tomorrow I will wear matching socks---or just maybe not?

I too shake my head and laugh.


REMEMBER:   Take you medicine, for a day with out laughter is a day wasted. 

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    • suziecat7 profile image

      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      You are such a happy person - thanks.

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      LOL it is my drug of choice as well. Greatest medicine ever. More people need to take it regularly. Happy New year darlin'. CC

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      Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Fabulous. Yes indeed. I love the illustration and the mismatched socks. It reminded me that I never seem to care if my kids go out in mismatched socks. Sometimes I think I ought to care. But they seem to know when it's important to and when it's not, so I let them do what they need to do. What does it really matter whether or not your socks match. And what if you can't decide or feel like two colors instead of one? Your poem let me know I'm making the right choice.

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      Nancy's Niche 7 years ago

      I LOVED this hub and you are so right; laughter is the best drug for what ails one... My grandmother once told me that whatever I did always keep my sense of humor. It would help carry me through life’s pitfalls. Even in the worst of situations, one can always find something to smile or laugh about.

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      Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Give me that drug! Wait a minute, you are the DRUG!!! Who knew I would be friends with someone I could describe as pharmaceutical! Haha

      Enjoyed the read. I shall now forever remember you in that outfit AND that faded read overall with the 'hot momma' print! :D

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      Ginn Navarre 7 years ago

      suzie, I have found along this journey in life that a positive attitude brings many benefits---Happiness is only 1.

      ralwus thanks, it seems that in todays world that only hearing the gloom and misery 24---7, that they just fall into that slot and never think on their own. Happy New year--right back at ya.

      Frieda yes, it is funny how we humans will take importance in a silly thing like having matched socks on---who cares? (a sock is a sock) Your kids have a choice---it's called FREEDOM.

      Nancy, your grandmother was right on the mark. A sense of humor has picked me up and brushed me off many times in my life. Happy New Year!

      Young-un Cris, Okay I'm (dealing) my way and I got that ole red pullover on so bring it ON with a laugh or two.

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      Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

      May you never outgrow this addiction! :)

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      Ginn Navarre 7 years ago

      Feline thank you,as they say "if you meet a person that doesn't have a smile" give them yours.

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      Susan Keeping 7 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      It's amazing what laughter can accomplish :)

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      Ginn Navarre 7 years ago

      UW, yes it does have a special power. thanks.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      LOL, How cute! I like coffee and laughter too! I am so happy to have found your hubs. They make me smile and laugh too... Thanks for sharing your stories!

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      Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

      Great thoughts Mom! Now we've just got to get the men in our family to take some of this drug.

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      Ginn Navarre 7 years ago

      Money Glitch,I think that every one needs to have a bit of laughter with their first cup of coffee. Thanks

      Jerilee,they might need something a bit---stronger? love ya.

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      Amen Ginn, nice hub! Peace!!

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      Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

      justom thanks, remember a smile or a laugh never hurt anyone.

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      formosangirl 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      A relative of mine joined a laughing club. They focus on the health benefit of laughing. Great hub.

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      Ginn Navarre 5 years ago

      formosangirl thats great---laughter comes from many forms and each day should start with it.

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