* please note the book Give Happiness a Chance
by Phil Bosmans
It was Hari Raya Haji yesterday, a public holiday here in Singapore. I looked at my book cabinet and yeah I noticed this book written by Phil Bosmans, the head of an organization in Belgium known as Bond Zonder Naam. It was an old book actually and was published here in Singapore in 1984. But still, I can see the relevance of his words in today's everyday living.
Here is an excerpt:
Laughing is healthy.
You need to laugh.
Humor is healthy.
(you can ask The Ca T)
Do you think enough about this aspect of your health?
if all your anxieties give you wrinkles in your heart,
you will soon have wrinkles on your face.
Laughing frees you.
(why not see how Kiwipinay giggles)
Humor relaxes you.
A laugh can free you from needless intensity.
a laugh is the best cosmetic for your outside
and the best medicine for your insides.
if your laugh-muscles work regularly
your digestion will improve,
your appetite will be stimulated,
and your blood pressure will stay down.
Humor gives you a sense of proportion.
(Mr. Batjay can show you how)
Laughter and fun don't only influence your metabolism,
but also your sorroundings.
They lessen the tensions
and the tears.
Laughter and fun free you from the deadly earnestness
about leaden problems,
free you from that miserable daily drag.
laughter and fun are the best remedies
for the drugging of your heart and mind.
laughter and funopen out new spaces
for the still unknown joys of life.