Newsletter May/June 2021
Hamilton United Methodist Church
Pastor: Mike Smith Office: 260-488-2803
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org May/June 2021
You are all aware that I love to laugh and try to be happy. Laughter enhances our day and makes us feel better so why not laugh more often? We live in a world which makes it hard to laugh with all that has been happening the last couple years. Scripture tells us to be happy and cheerful which means we should laugh as well.
Proverbs 15:13 “A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but an aching heart breaks the spirit.”
“Laughter is exercise!” I know it sounds impossible or even silly to think that someone can be cured or have improved health just by laughing, but it is true. Laughter relaxes you, takes your thoughts to a more positive place, and gives you a more positive overall outlook on life.
An Oxford University study of 2011 concluded that laughter significantly increased subjects’ threshold for pain. This corroborated a 2005 study at the University of Maryland that demonstrated how laughter increased participants’ blood flow over 20 percent.
Try it and see for yourself! Watch something that will make you laugh and you’ll see.
It works, doesn’t it? You feel better already! But then why shouldn’t you?
The Bible is always right. It says in Proverbs 17:22: “Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is a slow death to be gloomy all the time”
Continue to be strong and courageous.
Blessings, Pastor Mike