Laughter? Let’s talk about the “Etiquette of laughter.” Is there such a thing as etiquette when it comes to laughter? Do we need a written prescription to take to the pharmacy to get our laugher? Do we need insurance to pay for laughter? Maybe Laughter should be written in the new health care bill?

Norman Cousins wrote in his book, Anatomy of an Illness, “When you laugh, endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killers, are released.”

The Word of God records the words of a wise man, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 15:13, 15

What about raucous laughter? Is it proper? If so, when and where? Why laugh? Does smiling fall in the category of laughter? What makes one laugh? Do we all laugh at the same things and time? When should we not make ourselves or others laugh?

I think most of us are fascinated with laughter but maybe not sure how to handle such a powerful tool. The Message Bible in Proverbs 17:22 gives a health pill if taken. “A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.”

But, what is laugher? Let’s invest some sharing time in this valuable commodity and have some laughs with one another along the way.