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10 Quotes To Make You Happy
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10 Quotes to Make You Happy

After a hard day of work, many of us need a cup of joe or a few glasses of happy juice (aka beer) to help us relax. But it's pretty interesting to see people going through their day while constantly being faced with vein-popping stress and not even touching the coffee or booze. How do they manage? I mean, yes, we now have things like yoga and Zen, and they may indeed work wonders, but not everyone has the time and patience to sit on a mat and meditate an hour a day for the rest of their lives.

How about humor? Will that help? Well, you know what they say; "humor is the best medicine." And it's true. Hear a good comedian tell quality jokes, laugh at least 10 times a day, and you'll be putting up an amazing front against depression, as well as various other illnesses. If you can help it, laughing in the face of trouble is always the best thing you can do.

Did you know that as we grow older, we spend progressively less time laughing? An adult laughs about half as much as most children do. And the elderly spends even less time than that. So a great way to grow up healthy is to switch on a TV and flip through the comedies. You'll be surprised how big a difference it makes.

But before you go, allow me to give you 10 quotes from one of the world's greatest comedians, Woody Allen, to help start you off in your laugh therapy:

1. "Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."

2. "I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose."

3. "I do believe there is something out there watching over us. Unfortunately, it's the government."

4. "There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?"

5. "Love is the answer, but while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions."

6. "A fast word about oral contraception; I asked a girl to go to bed with me, she said 'no'."

And when it comes to everyday life, he really knows how to make the best out of every possible scenario:

7. "Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats."

8. "I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens."

9. "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans."

So no matter what hardships we may face in the roller-coaster known as life, I guess we should all just see them in a different light if we crave happiness. It may take courage to face your fears, but laughter will help you through it all.

And finally, keep this in mind, always:

10. "The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have."


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Thanks! I like #10 best. I am indeed appreciating and liking what I have. By the way, I meditate 15 minutes each evening, by a timer -- you don't need to meditate for hours to get benefits!

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