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Laughter Heals the Soul

Updated on January 7, 2014

People Should Laugh More Because Laughter Heals

Have you ever laughed so hard that you cried? Doesn't it feel great? There is nothing that feels so good as laughter.

Laughing is also contagious. The other day, I heard my son down stairs playing with our cats and he was laughing so hard. The sound of his belly laugh made me smile. Laughter is the best medicine when you are feeling blue.

Have you laughed today? Well read through this page and maybe we can make your laugh. Have fun and laugh out loud. It really is good for you.

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Laughter is the best medicine. This is an old saying, and it is used for a good reason. Many studies on laughter and its benefits to health have been made - and the results are a positive read.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

I laughed so hard, I cried....

A couple weeks ago, my Mom and I were watching a movie called Run Fat Boy Run. It was so funny. There was a scene in the movie where the main character had a itch and was trying to itch himself while being inconspicuous. It was the funniest thing. We laughed so hard we were both crying.

When was the last time you laughed until you cried?

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      Just a few days ago. We teased my younger sister about her so many bloopers we laughed so hard. Good thing she didn't got mad.

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      It was about a month ago, a friend and I were Just Dancing on the wii and were being so goofy and silly having a great time :)

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      Wedding Mom 4 years ago

      Being able to laugh until you cried is so refreshing.

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      wolvyz 5 years ago

      I too think that laughter is a good medicine for the soul. I just laughed a few moments ago.

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      MCB2011 5 years ago

      I really haven't in a while. But I remember working on the property and my family really did not like it when one son and I worked together on a heavy job. I remember lifting something with him on the other end and we could do it as long as we did not catch each others eye. Then it was all over and we laughed so hard we could not finish the job. The heavier the job, the more we laughed. I really don't know why but it happened every time. It will even happen now when I get together with him - and we don't do the heavy jobs anymore.

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      Char Milbrett 6 years ago from Minnesota

      laughter with crying is so cleansing. I love it!

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      Have2Cruise LM 6 years ago

      I love those moments when something unexpected happens that catches you the right way where you just burst out laughing and can't stop. It could be something someone says and an image pops into my head, it could be while people watching and seeing something unexpected happen, or some funny line or scene in a movie or on TV. Laughter is the best!!

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      dannystaple 6 years ago

      I've not laughed until I've cried, but I've laughed until I couldn't stand up. Most recently, watching some documentary on the way people live, eeking out a living from a hostile landscape, they were scaring birds away from their crops by banging sticks on pans. Then something totally unexpected, they set up volatile liquids around the trees and BLEW UP THE TREES! It was just the sheer lunacy of it and contrast with banging on sticks that made me unable to stop laughing - with my wife. We laughed for ages, and just when we thought we'd stop, one of us would let out another laugh and we'd be in fits again. Not even sure the program was that funny, but laughing together like that was great.

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I don't remember ever laughing that hard.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      It was years ago, I though I was going to die, it was painful....

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I find it difficult to laugh out loud. I always laugh on the inside. I have never laughed until I cried though I may have cried because I wasn't able to laugh, though that is another story.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I find it difficult to laugh out loud. I always laugh on the inside. I have never laughed until I cried though I may have cried because I wasn't able to laugh, though that is another story.

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      Laughter really is good for the soul and we should realize what's funny, amazing, and glad even in times of a financial crisis as we are in now.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      This lens is so sweet and true, so let's have a laughter! Let's be happy. Let's turn around our life!

      Lens Blessed by an Angel

      Happy New Year

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Laughter is definitely a wonderful thing and we all need more of it in our lives. I've laughed a lot this past week, but can't remember the last time I laughed so much until I cried. Loved the video below of the laughing baby...too cute! **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      beerhead 6 years ago

      Can't say exactly but i love it when i do. I have a similar lens about this subject i will lens roll with your's.

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      rwoman 6 years ago

      Just last night. My family is very funny!

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      rwoman 6 years ago

      Just last night. My family is very funny!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Laughter is medicine for the soul and for the body. I hear more and more people going through health interventions are encouraged to find things that make them laugh.

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      GuyB LM 6 years ago

      I laughed really hard when I went trick or treating with my kid and some jerk was handing out pretzels and my kid said, "Pretzels? This sucks" I told him I agree, we threw the pretzels back at the homeowner and told other people to avoid that house. It was such a blast! Too funny. I guess humor is good medicine

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I laugede till I cried when I watched the movie called "hostage for a day" George Wednt is a fun guy

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      nelabai 7 years ago

      i agree, people need to laugh more often!

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      When I am with friends with whom I have lived for many years. Shared experiences are always fun to remember.

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      When I am with friends with whom I have lived for many years. Shared experiences are always fun to remember.

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      RinchenChodron 7 years ago

      I try to laugh regularly. It's what gets me through my day! Well done.

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      Khalid-Osman 7 years ago

      This is a good lens indeed... I liked it. Thank you.

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      jgelien 7 years ago

      I laughed till the tears ran down watching a YouTube about two young men making a Mothers Day video card. It reminded me of my brothers. Love your lens.

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      VictoriaNTC 7 years ago

      I am smiling this morning !

      Great Lens!

      Thank you for sharing!

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      terez07 8 years ago

      What a wonderful lens about a fantastic topic! We need more laughter in our lives, especially in this day and age. Bravo on a job well done!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great lens, really enjoyed it!

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      happiness_setpoint 8 years ago

      Nice lens! You've got some really helpful information here. It'd be great if you'd stop by my lens and say hi when you get the chance.

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      AslanBooks 8 years ago

      Thank you for listing your lens on The Squidoo Ink Pot -- http://www.squidinkpot.com.

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      Kathryn Grace 8 years ago from San Francisco

      You're right. You made me laugh. Or rather, the trailer for Run Fatboy Run made me laugh. Thanks for the giggles.

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      Glenna Jones 8 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      Even babies find things funny. Sometimes you wonder what they can be laughing at because they have no life experience to base it on. It feels good to laugh.

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      WhiteOak50 8 years ago

      It is proven that Laughter is great medicine! Great Lens as always!

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      The laughing quadruplets below are a great example of how laughter is contagious. I've certainly had some good belly laughs, but I think I'm due!

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      dahlia369 8 years ago

      Yes, that top clown photo is outstanding and laughter is the best - that's why I like funny movies and happy people...

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      nightbear lm 8 years ago

      My husband Jim, can me laugh so hard tears roll down my face. He can be very deadpan and his timing is perfect. He just strikes at the right moment and off I go. It is wonderful. Wonderful idea for a lens.

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      There have been many times with Debnet where both of us have just laughed hysterically. The most memorable was when we were riding an open top bus in New York in torrential rain. We were getting soaked to the skin, but it was incredibly funny.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      That clown pic is cool. Laughter is very healing. I totally agree. People have healed their cancer from laughing.... and lightening up. Great lens!

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      Trina Sonenberg 8 years ago from Nucla, Colorado

      While watching a JibJab spoof on the lat presidential election. Those guys are great at satirical comedy.

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      heehaw lm 8 years ago

      hehe i love the picture of that clown!

    I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. ~Woody Allen

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    Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle

    This is just too cute!

    This is just too cute! - Laughing babies

    A hearty laugh gives one a dry cleaning, while a good cry is a wet wash. ~Puzant Kevork Thomajan

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    Do you think laughing heals the soul?

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        JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

        Laughing absolutely heals the soul. Laughter releases so many endorphins, how could it not at the very least help a little bit :)

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        aishika-grg 5 years ago

        haha the babies

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        dahlia369 5 years ago

        I had to come back to leave you a blessing... :)

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        Char Milbrett 6 years ago from Minnesota

        yes!!!!!

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        dannystaple 6 years ago

        I love to laugh, I try for it not to be Schadenfreud too often, but the Failblog has me in stitches, as well as laughing with my baby daughter. That laughter yoga is awesome. This lens is great fun - and I am going to feature it on my Live, Love and Learn lens - we all need to laugh more. On a side note - I often get odd looks from colleagues for laughing too much at emails at work.

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        Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 6 years ago from FL

        Absolutely!

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        jackieb99 6 years ago

        It sure does!

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        Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

        Yes, even when one is grieving.

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        Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

        Fabulous. Nothing like giggling baby videos to get me going!! :) Laughter is indeed very important for the soul, I love it when you reach that point of no return and can't stop laughing! Blessed by a MerAngel

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        WebIsFun 6 years ago

        Laughter simply feels Great!

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        anonymous 6 years ago

        I do, I only wish that I could laugh more openly!

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        magicgeniewishl 6 years ago

        I think laughter makes the world go round :)

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        wilhb81 lm 6 years ago

        You know what, Wendy? I always tell my friends, "A laugh a day, keeps your Blues away!"...

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        beerhead 6 years ago

        Yes definitly. I also made a lens about it.

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        VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

        Laughter is the best medicine :)

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        biglnet 7 years ago

        Great lens where would we be without laughter.

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        TishDee 8 years ago

        I'm always laughing :)

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        QueSea 8 years ago

        Fun....Funny....Thanks for creating this lens. I enjoyed it very much and will be back (smile).

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        Kathryn Grace 8 years ago from San Francisco

        Yes.

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        Kathryn Grace 8 years ago from San Francisco

        Yes.

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        julieannbrady 8 years ago

        Ah, my hubby would certainly agree tenfold with you about laughing as he laughs as much as he can -- I need to laugh more. I've certainly enjoyed the positivity of your lens and all the inspirational photos! ;)

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        Paula Atwell 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

        I laugh as often as I can. It definitely heals my soul.

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        Patricia 8 years ago

        Welcome to the spirituality group!

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        go206th 8 years ago

        I couldnt agree more. Laughter heals the soul........5*

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        Andy 8 years ago from London, England

        Very true. I love a good laugh.

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        anonymous 8 years ago

        I perform in amateur dramatics. I have lost count of the number of times we have had to stop a rehearsal for a couple of minutes, because someone starts to laugh (even during a serious moment) and it gets everyone going.

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        Jacqueline Marshall 8 years ago from Chicago area

        No question. It heals and there's no bad aftertaste! My favorite thing in the world is to laugh with others.

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        dahlia369 8 years ago

        Lensroll to my Funniest Youtube Kids Videos lens

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        dahlia369 8 years ago

        I believe laughter is healing

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        nightbear lm 8 years ago

        I love laughing, It sure beats crying. The baby that gives "the look" how hysterical is that. Great lens.

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        Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

        Absolutely it does. Laughing helps reduce stress, makes you feel really good inside. Nice lens, 5***** I have lensrolled this into my Daily Jokes Lensography and also added it as a featured lens.

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        Joan4 8 years ago

        Delightful! Made me giggle! The laughing quads are adorable! Wonderful lens!

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        anonymous 8 years ago

        Many of times I have help people laugh them selves right out of a mad mod, laughter is great drug and it is free.

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        Mayflowerblood 8 years ago

        enjoy the yoga vido the most,lol good lens =]

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        Sensitive Fern 8 years ago

        Absolutely. It can take you into an altered state of consciousness, too, if you laugh long enough.