Laughter Therapy 3-5-18

Where do we begin today’s laughter? That’s easy, as I will share my greeting by my very smart Min Pin dog. Returning from town my dog says softly, “Oh, you’re home early! There’s absolutely nothing going on upstairs, but before you come up, let’s both pause and reflect on how much you love me!”

One more from Momi: I’m standing there looking at her and she says, “Let’s end this silly charade. We both know you’ve got my favorite treat behind your back! (Oh, they are sooooo smart!)

Yes, we doctors write (or dictate) in your charts. Here are some real hilarious notes found in charts: She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night! … She was divorced last April. No other serious illness. … The patient has no past history of suicides! … The patient is a 79-year-old widow who no longer lives with her husband! … One more? The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed!

Why is it that the person who snores is always the first one to fall asleep? One better than that is a t-shirt I gave my partner. It says: “Wait! I do not snore! I dream I’m a motorcycle!”

Remember the “Ages?” There was the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and for over 50 the metal age: Gold in the teeth, silver in the hair and lead in the pants. (What is with this oldie stuffs today? Enough!)

A few quotes about families and then we be “pau!” Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family – in another city! … A family is a unit composed not only of children, but men, women, an occasional animal and the common cold! … And my favorite one: Pets are the glue that hold dysfunctional families together!

Many of us have high blood pressure. A friend of mine could never remember his blood pressure, but said that if his diastolic reading was under his golf score, he was very happy! One more? If you see two doctors laughing, someone’s in trouble!

Time to close for the day. Hope you can enjoy one more therapeutic laugh: The hypothalamus is one of your most important parts of your brain. In addition to other things, the hypothalamus controls the Four Fs: fighting, fleeing, feeding and reproduction!

That’s it for today my friends. Have a grand week. Be happy, don’t worry. Do good deeds and smile often! Aloha, a hui hou.