Laughter- It’s Underrated!
I’ve just learned about the World Laughter Tour and I’m totally grinning from ear to ear, just from reading about it. This is the coolest business EVER!!! The World Laughter Tour is the brainchild of Steve Wilson, who calls himself…are you ready?…Cheerman of the Board. The history of how this company got started is fascinating and if you want to read about it, check out their web site.
The things that really touch me about this company are:
- It’s a passionate business- the people who run this company are deeply passionate about laughter and changing the world, really making a difference, through laughter.
- The path the company took is inspirational in and of itself. That in their history, they refer to one of my personal favorite stories, Acres of Diamonds, is pretty telling, in my opinion (not because it’s one of my favorites, but because of the message of that story, which, if you don’t know the story, check it out, I’ve Googled it for you and everything).
- People, their business is laughter. That is just so cool that it makes my heart squeeze a little.
I love laughing. Love it. How can you not? Don’t you love those moments when you’re laughing so hard that you can’t speak, can’t breathe, your stomach cramps up a little and you’re not even making any sound, just little squeaks and trying desperately to say, “I….can’t….breathe!!!”??? I mean, those are the moments I cherish in life. It’s one of the reasons I married my husband, actually…because he makes me laugh like nobody else in the world.
And also, laughing is an excellent workout for your abs, and super-healthy as well, in case you didn’t know it. Check out this great (and brief) article on the medical benefits of laughter.
Bill Cosby said, “You can turn painful situations around through laughter.”
Victor Borge said, “Laughter is the closest distance between two people.”
And whoever said, “Laughter is the spark of the soul” was right on the money.