CAR, HOME, BOAT, GOLD, LAND, BANK ACCOUNTS…ALL tangible assets we can accrue in the physical world of finance and accounting.
Intangible assets…a patent, trademark, brand/company name recognition……
HOWEVER. if you wish to venture out of the marketplace and into the business of human relationships and social interaction, “HUMOR” is one of the most valuable intangible assets you could ever posses!
Developing a sense of humor or amusement about the absurdities of life helps us to “lighten up” and not take it so seriously – thereby generating laughter, gaiety, and joy. Maintaining a sense of humor helps to reduce stress and consequently instills better health. In addition, it’s a wonderful coping mechanism that aids in diffusing difficult or unwanted situations.
There is so much WEALTH to be gained in adhering to the old adage “Laughter is the Best Medicine”! The health benefits of laughter are stupendous: relieves pain, aids sleep, brings greater happiness, strengthens the immune system, assists in the prevention heart disease, relaxes muscles, and more. The social benefits are equally remarkable. In an article written by E. E. Kane it states that laughter is a way to communicate approval, understanding, and agreement. Not to mention, it’s contagious…AND connects us to others! It also states that the most satisfying laughter…is laughter that is shared with others!!!
Recently I was reunited with six high school friends for a week’s vacation. In that first night, I laughed so hard and so much that my stomach ached and I couldn’t talk. It felt amazingly wonderful and the aftereffect seemed to last for weeks – even upon my return home.
FUN LINKS TO EXPLORE:
- “ANATOMY OF AN ILLNESS” by Norman Cousins