Belly Laughs

by Bob Poole on July 29, 2011

Belly laughs.

The kind of laughter that leaves you in tears and your lungs gasping for breath. They are as contagious as a yawn and so much more conducive to feeling better. I don’t know about you but I feel fantastic after a good laugh. Long-distance runners talk about the marvelous benefits of endorphins relieving pain. I’ll take fifteen minutes with someone really funny over an hour of running any day for pain relief. And, I won’t have to worry about being chased by dogs or bad weather.

My friend Walt who has the timing of a stand-up comic and an ability to riff for hours makes my wife, Joann, laugh so much that she ends up putting her hand up and begging him to stop as she can’t take anymore.


It’s like being tickled without being physically touched.

The ability to elicit a laugh can be learned. There are comedy schools and coaches. You can join an improv group. Probably the best way to become funnier is to spend time with funny people. Laughter and seeing the funny in life is contagious.

And, if you are trying to sell your product, service, ideas, or even your political ideology you’ll find a good dose of laughter will get you a lot more buyers.

And, with that in mind, I’d like you to take just a moment to join me in watching this two-minute video. I bet you can’t keep from breaking out into a laugh.

Photo courtesy of urbanmystic

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