Frey Freyday – Laugh

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.-Dr. Seuss


To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!-Charlie Chaplin

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.-Audrey Hepburn

Being a survivor doesn’t mean being strong – it’s telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It’s paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life, having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh. All these things are qualities of survivors.-Bernie Siegel

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.-William Hazlitt

Ten years from now we’ll look back at this [challenge] and laugh, so why wait?!?! –Tony Robbins

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.-Lord Byron

Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.-Alan Alda

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.-Wayne Dyer


And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.-Friedrich Nietzsche

Word to Live By:

Laugh-[laf,lahf]  to express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible,vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burstof sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usually accompanied bycharacteristic facial and bodily movements.

Laughter really may be the best medicine. It provides a vigorous workout to tighten your stomach and strengthen your heart, and regular laughing may boost your immune system.

Let’s face it, we all get down. We all get fearful, nervous, mad, whatever….but any state of mind that is not one of peace, calmness, happiness is probably based in some kind of fear or anger, although it may be a range of the emotions and intensity. We operate best when we are at peace, when we are confident, happy, etc. – not when we are fearful, nervous, angry. We need to make decisions in these states as well. Making decisions from a state of fear or anger is never good.

So when you’re angry, feeling jealous, sad, fearful – put your shoulders back, lift up your head, smile and go find something to laugh about. Turn on a dumb TV show if necessary.

When we miss someone, when we lose someone we feel sad. That’s normal and we do have to grieve. Go through the process, its healthy. When someone is sick or hurt, we feel for them and that means that we care and that we have compassion. However, remember that being sad isn’t going to help someone feel better, it isn’t going to benefit anyone. In fact being in a better state of mind will help you think better and come up with better options. You’ll feel better and you’ll be able to face challenges better.

Laughing makes us all look younger and healthier….. Think about people you admire, friends you like to be around, people you may want to emulate – they probably smile or laugh a fair amount, right? Do we like sad people? Do we want to be like an angry person? Who wants to be around someone who doesn’t laugh – or doesn’t make you laugh?

Laughter helps us connect with the child inside of all of us and we can connect with our true selves, connect with our creativity. Laughing at ourselves helps us take things in stride.

Here’s a ‘dumb TV show’ that I use to laugh no matter what (I’m not proud) http://www.mtv.com/shows/ridiculousness/

Bonus: Ted Talk about Laughter

http://www.ted.com/talks/sophie_scott_why_we_laugh

Bonus-Bonus: Article from WebMD.com -Give Your Body a Boost — With Laughter

By R. Morgan Griffin

Feeling rundown? Try laughing more. Some researchers think laughter just might be the best medicine, helping you feel better and putting that spring back in your step.

“I believe that if people can get more laughter in their lives, they are a lot better off,” says Steve Wilson, MA, CSP, a psychologist and laugh therapist. “They might be healthier too.”

Yet researchers aren’t sure if it’s actually the act of laughing that makes people feel better. A good sense of humor, a positive attitude, and the support of friends and family might play a role, too.

“The definitive research into the potential health benefits of laughter just hasn’t been done yet,” says Robert R. Provine, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and author of Laughter: A Scientific Investigation.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By”(WTLB).

Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally,sometimes accidentally.

……So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….

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