“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”

E E Cummings

Laughter is truly one of life’s greatest pleasures. It’s a universal language that can break down barriers, connect people, and brighten up even the darkest of days. And yet, so many of us fail to recognize the importance of laughter in our lives.

As E.E. Cummings so aptly put it, “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” And how true that is! A day without laughter is like a day without sunshine – dull, dreary, and devoid of joy.

Think about it – when was the last time you had a really good laugh? I’m not talking about a polite chuckle or a half-hearted smile. I’m talking about the kind of laughter that makes your stomach ache, your eyes water, and your sides split. The kind of laughter that makes you feel alive and reminds you that life is worth living.

Sadly, many of us go through our days without experiencing this kind of joy. We get so caught up in our daily routines, our responsibilities, and our worries that we forget to take a moment to laugh. We forget to appreciate the absurdity of life and to find humor in even the most mundane situations.

But why is laughter so important? For starters, it’s good for our health. Laughter has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, and boost our immune system. It also releases endorphins – those feel-good chemicals in our brain that make us feel happy and relaxed.

But laughter is about more than just physical health. It’s also good for our mental and emotional well-being. Laughter can help us cope with difficult situations, reduce anxiety and depression, and strengthen our relationships with others.

So why do we so often neglect laughter in our lives? Perhaps we’ve bought into the idea that being serious and stoic is the mark of a responsible adult. Or maybe we’re just too busy and stressed to take the time to laugh.

Whatever the reason, it’s time to break free from this mindset. It’s time to embrace the power of laughter and to recognize that a day without laughter is truly a wasted day.

So go ahead – watch a funny movie, read a hilarious book, or spend time with someone who makes you laugh. Don’t be afraid to be silly, to let go, and to enjoy the absurdity of life. After all, as E.E. Cummings said, “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

So fight the good fight, my friends, and never forget the importance of laughter in your life. After all, as the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine” – and who doesn’t want to feel a little bit better every day?


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