Frey Freyday – Comedy/Laughter

(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..)

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.-Charlie Chaplin


There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.-Erma Bombeck


Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.-Peter Ustinov


Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration. -Martin Freeman


Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance.-Mel Brooks


When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.-William Shakespeare


Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.-Kurt Vonnegut


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


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


I loved to make people laugh in high school, and then I found I loved being on stage in front of people. I’m sure that’s some kind of ego trip or a way to overcome shyness. I was very kind of shy and reserved, so there’s a way to be on stage and be performing and balance your life out.-Steve Martin

Laughter was the most recognizable expression of emotion in a recent cross-cultural study of emotional perception published in Psychological Science. –The Rotarian

I live to laugh, and I laugh to live.-Milton Berle

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

The best makeup is a smile. – Unknown

WORD TO LIVE BY:

Laughter and Smiling –

We change physiologically when we laugh. We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues. People who believe in the benefits of laughter say it can be like a mild workout — and may offer some of the same advantages as a workout.

One pioneer in laughter research, William Fry, claimed it took ten minutes on a rowing machine for his heart rate to reach the level it would after just one minute of hearty laughter.

And laughter appears to burn calories, too. A researcher from Vanderbilt University, conducted a small study in which he measured the amount of calories expended in laughing. It turned out that 10-15 minutes of laughter burned 50 calories

Action step: Let’s face it, our typical daily lives don’t always provide a lot of laughs – unless you take time to find them. Turn off the news, focus on good things, and take time to search for something upbeat or funny. Maybe a podcast, video, website, etc. There so many stand-ups comedians of all sorts on Youtube. There are great podcasts from clean to dirty jokes all over the internet. Buy a book of humor or jokes and take a moment each day. Joke with your loved ones. Play a harmless little practical joke on someone (make sure they’ll laugh at it too).

BONUS:

It will make you laugh a little….A funny little webseries that I like by Jerry Seinfeld:

http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/

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