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Laughter Truly is the Best Medicine
I adore those funny Swiffer commercials! I especially love the older commercial where the lady shopping in the grocery store turns the corner to see her old broom pop out through a stack of potatoes exclaiming, "Baby come back!" I wonder how a broom with such a long handle could conceal itself in such a small pile and it makes me laugh every time I see it. The latest one has a catchy tune from the 80's that asks, "Don't, don't you want me?" while the Swiffer product stalks the homemaker by phone and on the TV. Both commercials are ridiculously off-the-wall, but fun and memorable.
I encourage those around me to live care-free lives and to have fun doing regular, everyday activities. Laughter truly is the best medicine (and the most cost-effective). Finding humor on a daily basis is as easy as sharing a funny memory with a loved one, listening to your favorite morning show, or finding hilarity in our always amusing world.
Whenever when I get bogged down in an area or a situation (and it does happen), I try to make a joke or share something funny with the person I'm working with to lighten the mood. You may find that some people have a hard time poking fun at themselves and succumbing to a smile, but don't let them bring you down. Some issues need to be resolved individually, so don't take their lack of enthusiasm to heart.
Be yourself – laugh at the funny Swiffer commercials or when you slip-up or fall down. Whatever the case, whatever the obstacle, don't take life too seriously: work out the kinks, eat healthy foods, clear your mind, and live a little by laughing a lot!
posted on: 7/12/2009 4:21:47 PM by Jennifer Buser
category: Body Mind And Spirit
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Greetings! I'm Jennifer Buser, professional organizer and healthy living advocate. Most of my friends say I'm a chipper, go-getter kind of gal who gets excited about organizing and wellness. As an organizer, I believe that an enhanced life includes regular physical activity, a balanced diet (especially with lots of fruits and vegetables), and a concentrated emphasis on mental health. I come from a home where my mother's family practiced Quakerism and my father's parents attended a Methodist church. As a child, I was able to learn different fundamental life lessons from each of my grandparents. From my Methodist Grandmother I learned the value of organization and cleanliness. At their home, her husband allowed me to explore nature on their pond and gave me creative freedom in his workshop. My Quaker Grandmother continues to teach me the importance of culture and appreciation, and I credit my Quaker Grandfather with helping me to find my true self during a cross-country trip as a teenager. I chose to become a professional organizer because all these experiences combined in me an attitude of tolerance, exploration, simplicity, and awareness. I enjoy helping people foster their version of an enhanced life by challenging them to stay physically active, maintain their energy with a healthy diet, exercise their state of mind and broaden their perspective.