“Which is the most important of the five senses?” I was asked.
“None of them,” I replied, “but the sixth sense, the sense of humour.”
I am convinced that many of our problems can be solved, if only we relearn the gift of laughter. The tragedy of modern man is that he does not laugh enough. Laughter, I always say, is a powerful tonic—it vitalises the body, mind and spirit. It is an excellent dry-cleaner—it cleanses you from inside.
The holistic benefits of laughter have been well researched and well documented. Laughter relaxes the muscles, expands the blood vessels, improves circulation and reduces the level of stress-causing hormones. Above all, laughter exercises your facial muscles, improving your ‘face value’!
Laughter, especially the ability to laugh at oneself, is the greatest gift we can have. For humour tempers our faith, even as carbon tempers iron, to produce a tougher, more resistant substance.