"...verily I say unto you, except ye be converted,
and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 18:3 (KJV)
On average children laugh 400 times a day, while adults laugh about 15 times.
Perhaps we have much to learn from children. Us adults think we are the teachers. When in all reality, we could learn a lot from the children around us about the simple truths in our lives. Incorporating humor and laughter into our lives is one. An important one. A funny one. And one that has the power to "reduce stress, fear, intimidation, embarrassment and anger."
"Laughter also has healing power. When a person laughs, blood pressure decreases, heart rate and respiration increase, the body releases endorphins and depression declines. After the laughter subsides and you relax again, that good feeling has a lasting effect, even until the next day. Not many medicines will do that."
"As we grow older, we get far too serious. Watch children play. They don't need expensive toys to entertain them. Everything is fun. They are spontaneous... Humor is the way we see things, the way we think. It's an attitude not an event."
"Perhaps the key lies in becoming more childlike."
This info was taken from an article called "The Power of Laughter" by Gary Palmer.