“I’d say that I think the most revolutionary act that you can commit in our society today is to be happy.” ~Hunter Doherty “Patch” Adams
A few weeks ago, I couldn’t sleep and in the middle of the night I came downstairs quietly to see what was on television, hoping that I could fall back to sleep. Instead, I was blessed with the beginning of the movie Patch Adams. That sleepless night sparked the blog post TREATING A PERSON.
Today’s post is a bit lighter perhaps as I think it’s important to laugh when we get the chance ~ and laughter is a known healing mechanism of the body! Laughing increases happiness ~ laughter is a blip of relief from pain, worry, anxiety and that feeling of helplessness that often accompanies illness. Laughter increases oxygen to the body as it simultaneously exercises our bellies (and who wouldn’t want a flat tummy by laughing ~ oh how I wish it were that easy!)
But I digress ~ this post is for all of the patients out there and for all of those in the field of medicine. Connecting with others helps to heal them or at least to alleviate their pain with understanding. Please, the next time you are in either role, remember to look into the eyes of the other person, acknowledge them and perhaps say to them, I SEE YOU!
Enjoy the trailer below of the movie!
Shine On and SMILE!