April 14th International Moment of Laughter Day

Here’s a fun day, International Moment of Laughter Day! The day was created by humorist Izzy Gesell. The general idea is to get everyone around you laughing while you laugh with them. Laughter is the best medicine and it is something life requires, or at least should. It is also infectious as when someone around you laughs you will find yourself laughing, or at least smiling, when you may not even know what it is you are laughing about. Being international it could, at least for a short while, bring peace to the earth. It might even be fun to try and get everyone all around the world to laugh at the exact same time.

How to celebrate – Find something to laugh about. Create something to laugh at. Make sure you are laughing with people, not at them.

October 4th World Smile Day

It’s nice to smile. It makes others feel better and actually makes you feel better as well. If you start your day off with a smile you are more likely to end your day with a smile too. Today was created by Harvey Ball, an artist, in Worchester, Mass who created the smiley face we all know, and sometimes, love today. His artwork first appeared in 1963. It is always celebrated on the first day of October, a great way to start the month off!

How to celebrate – Start your day with a smile. Always return a smile offered to you! End all correspondence today with a smiley face.

August 16th National Tell A Joke Day

We all need a good laugh. It breaks tension and actually makes us more productive as the day goes on. Even if they are stupid jokes they cause our minds to think about something other than the mundane things we have to do get by. The funny thing about bad jokes, we tend to remember them even more than the good jokes… that’s because we hear them, register them, and in an effort to forget them, we actually train ourselves to remember them! Sometimes they even make us laugh later, when no one is around, as we remember them and just how stupid they actually were! Sometimes they are actually brilliant in just how stupid they actually are.

How to celebrate – Make up some bad dad jokes of your own. Get a joke book. Get a bag of Laffy Taffy and read all the jokes on the wrappers.

June 15th National Smile Power Day

A smile is a wonderful thing. It can actually give you a longer life, make yourself, and those around you happier. It can change a mood from bad to good, it improves your relationships with others and it offers the idea of great customer service. Smiles need to be genuine though as fake smiles are often seen through and can cause greater issues than if no smile was offered in the first place. If you actually care about someone it’s difficult not to smile as just seeing them makes you happier and a smile is a natural way to express it. So use your smile for the right, and real, reasons. Let people you know, know that you care by offering them a smile. It will make you, and them, feel better.

How to celebrate – Smile! Watch old reruns of Candid Camera. Offer a smile to a stranger, who knows, maybe you’ll make a friend.

April 14th International Moment of Laughter Day

We all know laughing is good for you. It lightens the mood and sends hormones through your body that actually make you feel better. That leads to the old adage that “Laughter is the best medicine”. Well, it’s not really it’s what laughter does for us mentally that makes us better, not actually a cure. Today was created by humorist Izzy Gesell, with all the best intentions. If you are laughing, it’s pretty hard to get mad at someone… even yourself. Most of us look for the humor in the every day routine. The more we are able to find the better the day goes for us, and everyone around us. And so many things are really very funny. It might be easier to find all the things that are wrong but finding them really doesn’t change anything. Laughing at something is almost like finding a cure, it lets us view things differently and project them differently to others.

How to celebrate – Find something to laugh about today. Get your friends and family all together and have a laughing moment. (If you can’t find anything funny) If you find someone laughing at you, try and join in.

January 24th Global Belly Laugh Day

Jan. 24th Global Belly Laugh Day

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Laughing is good for you, it lifts your spirits and actually helps your health. Well today, all over the world, at 1:24 pm (Where ever you happen to be located) the entire world will celebrate by giving a good belly laugh.

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Of course, you’ll need to make sure you have something to laugh about so maybe you should get that old high school year book out at the ready.

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How to celebrate – Practice your belly laugh so you are ready. Save up a really good joke for your friends to help them laugh. Remember to set an alarm for 1:24 your time to laugh.

August 11th Presidential Joke Day

Okay, so before we even get started I am not making any political statements here! I think all the presidents do that well enough for themselves. And that’s what today is all about, those presidents with a sense of humor about the world, and themselves. After all, if we can’t laugh at the way things are, all that’s left is to cry.

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So the today started in 1984 when President Ronald Reagan thought his mic was just being tested when he said, “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you that I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes”. Unfortunately his mic was live and heard by the nation. However, known for a sense of humor, Reagan was allowed such gaffes.

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Today, I feel, we all take what Presidents say way too seriously. And of course the media repeats it over and over, trying to say what they think the President meant. They don’t know any better than we individuals do, they just like to hear their own voice as they explain everything, right or wrong.

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We disrespect our leaders by putting their faces on such things as toilet paper. Replace it with your own face and see how you would feel! Is it still funny? Does it have anything to do with the person themselves?  Most presidents just represent the feelings of their base, not really caring about the other half of the country. Why should they, we are the joke to them!

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Is it that we can’t take a joke anymore or that we are the joke ourselves? Either way ,lighten up a bit and laugh with the president instead of at him. The whole world wil be a better place for it.

How to celebrate – Listen closely to the president and learn his sense of humor. Don’t take everything a president says so seriously. Go back in history and learn who the funniest presidents have been.