Laughter, smiling and optimism are linked to better overall health.
In the first-ever study of its kind, Ursula Beermann of the University of California, Berkeley, and Willibald Ruch of the University of Zurich studied 70 psychology students to gauge their ability to laugh at themselves. The findings support what has long been believed: that being able to laugh at oneself is linked with having an upbeat personality and good mood. Participants who were able to laugh at themselves tended to be more cheerful and less serious overall. Sometimes, we just need a reminder to take everything — including ourselves — less seriously.
Are you ready to see how good you are at laughing at yourself?
GOD: St. Francis, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on Earth? What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistle and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect, no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honeybees and flocks of songbirds.I expected to see a vast garden of colours by now. But all I see are these green rectangles.