It’s not just an “old adage” that tells us laughter is the best medicine these days. Scientists, doctors, mental health professionals, and patients themselves call humor a remedy for any ailment — at least temporarily.
Several studies show that humor builds hope, and hope is particularly crucial to people with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
An acclaimed author and journalist, Lori Hope, utilized a very personal challenge — her own cancer diagnosis — to create a practical guide for people who want to comfort and support a friend with cancer, but don’t know what to say. After extensive interviews, she wrote a book, 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know.
She says the #1 statement that people with cancer want others to know in a recent survey of more than 600 survivors is, “I need to laugh – or just forget about cancer for a while.”
And, this is where you come in…
She’s started compiling a humor resource list and needs our help. Will you please contribute your best ideas to the list of funny movies, links to videos or cartoon, and jokes — all designed to help people “laugh or forget for a while”.
Check out the page at LoriHope.com and leave your favorites at the bottom of the page with your suggestions in the comments section: Lorihope.com/helpmelive/to-laugh/