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Laughter is good medicine | Opinion

If I may, I’d like to start today’s column with a question. What’s the definition of a cocky dolt? Well, a cocky dork is a man whose wife thinks he’s funny!

I wish I had one like that. Just kidding, Janis always laughs at my jokes, especially the good ones. A while back we had a speaker who came to our Lions Club who was really good, and he was funny. So much so that I had a special request from one of our members, Jerry Boyer, asking me to write a column about laughter. He said, “People should laugh,” and that’s true, and it’s scriptural too. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” One thing is for sure, we can’t be mad at someone when we laugh.

Jim Davidson is an author, public speaker, columnist, and founder of the Bookcase for Every Child project. Since its inception at the Log Cabin Democrat in 1995, Jim’s column itself has been syndicated to more than 375 newspapers in 35 states.

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