Thursday, March 13, 2008

No Pain, No Gain

"We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are. Sheep lice do not seem to share this longing, which is one reason why they write so little." —Anne Lamott

I enjoy Anne Lamott’s wit. Laughter is one way I’ve survived pain and stress, otherwise known as my life. Some say comedians are people who have suffered pain. And I can relate.

The Joy of Pain
The secret source of comedy is pain—not happiness. Three thousand years ago, Solomon penned these words, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones,” (Proverbs 17:22, NIV). Humor boosts pain tolerance, releases endorphins, increases blood flow, and lowers tension.

Live. Laugh. Write.
Transform personal pain into laughter. Writing and seeing the funny side of adversity are acts of courage.

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