The Value of Smiles and Laughter


Today I want to speak about the restorative and curative value of laughter. Charlie Chaplin wrote a beautiful song called “SMILE” and it has been recorded by many people who wanted to identify with its lyric.

If smiling is observed by Chaplin to be such a great coping mechanism for life, I am sure he would agree that laughter will lift you even further. People say: “One day, you look back at this moment and laugh!” I say: “Why wait? Do it now and get it over and done with!”

Babies need no reason to laugh or smile, they just do it! I suggest we join them, the best laughter is induced by not hearing a joke, but hearing the laughter of others. If you don’t believe me then listen to The Laughing Policeman: