Laughter and reading
Laughter and happiness is a basic emotion in all of us. From that first moment of joy parents experience upon seeing their newborn smiling, to children swapping jokes around the school playground, to people emailing funny quips to work colleagues or telling an amusing anecdote to cajole a smile from a sick and ailing grandparent, we all love to laugh and smile. Succeeding in making another person laugh is a prize that makes us happy too.
Are you the person who can be found chuckling to yourself as you read something understated and witty, such as the Jeeves and Wooster books by P.G Wodehouse? Have you ever been known to burst into laughter as you read a joke book or a comical magazine be it Mad Magazine or Cracked.com? Maybe you’re the person found quietly smiling to yourself as you read tales of self deprecating comical memoirists from Gervase Phinn, Judith Lucy or David Sedaris, or snickering at thecrowd-sourced humour from memes such as Failblog, Awkward Family Photos and Damn You Autocorrect.
Whatever you read that tickles your funny bone, making you crack-up, cackle, chortle, guffaw or just smile, this is the month to read it, as it is sure to lift your spirits and make you feel good!
The National Year of Reading is officially being launched on the 14th February, Library Lovers Day! This will surely make you smile or even laugh as there is a whole year of reading and reading promotion to look forward to. And just as the Readers’ Digest would like us to all remember – Laughter is the best medicine.