I feel that a blog about wellness would be remiss if I didn’t focus a bit on laughter. Laughter was, is, and always will be a huge component of the Pronger household and Chris and my relationship.
In fact, it’s what brought me and my husband together in the first place! Like many first encounters, Chris and mine wasn’t an instant connection. He was incredibly shy when we first met and I wasn’t necessarily looking for love or a new relationship with a giant, gorgeous, budding hockey star. We met, we parted, and that was that… or so I thought! Chris contacted me to tell me about a party he was hosting (which I later found out was a ploy to get another chance to hang out with me and show me who he really was.) I came to his party, laughed harder than I had in years, and I’ve been belly laughing with my husband for over twenty years now.
Accepting this invitation has changed the course of my life and to this day Chris’s unique perspective, laughter, and lighthearted outlook keep our household together. During our darkest times we’ve found joy through laughter and I love that we’re able to connect this way. Here are a few of my favorite quotes about laughter and the undeniably positive effect it has on our lives!
A good laugh heals a lot of hurts. — Madeleine L’Engle
Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. — Mark Twain
A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable. — Herbert Procknow
As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. — A Jewish Proverb
He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh. — Koran
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. — Victor Borge
Remember this: very little is needed to make a happy life. — Marcus Aurelius
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. — Voltaire
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh. — Agnes Repplier
He that is of a merry heart has a continual feast. — Proverbs 15:15
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. — Buddha
Wit is the key, I think, to anybody’s heart, because who doesn’t like to laugh? — Julia Roberts
If you’re too busy to laugh, you are too busy. — Proverb
We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. — William James
Laughter is an instant vacation. — Milton Berle