Welcome back to the Great 8 List, all!

Why 8 you ask? Well, in addition to rhyming so well with the word “great” (thus providing a catchy title for my countdown) the number 8 is also my lucky number. (The number 2 is my other lucky number, but two items does not a countdown make).

Also, studies prove that absolutely everybody is a little more ADD today than they were yesterday, and a little less ADD than they will be tomorrow. So a Great 8 List has all the benefits of a Top 10, without those last two things that nobody has time for anyways.

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Sometimes when I’m about to collapse in the middle of a workout, I smile. Yeah, I just put a big ol’ goofy grin on my face and I swear it gets some of those endorphins stirring, takes away some of the pain, and I realize that if I’m smiling it means I’m not dying and I’m able to pull through to the end.

Speaking of which, when was the last time you had a good belly laugh? I’m talking about a tears-streaming-down-your-cheeks, stomach-hurting, gasping-for-air, face-so-contorted-you-look-downright-ugly type laugh? Those can be hard to come by, so if you have someone in your life that you can always turn to for one of those, be thankful every day for that person :)

Life is not without tragedy, in fact it’s a surety. Managing to keep a sense of humor is sometimes our last defense. I think a lot of people in Boston are still trying to breathe normally after last week, so I’d just like to remind everyone to smile today, even if you don’t feel like it. It’s more important now than ever.

So with that in mind, today’s Great 8 list is: 8 Quotes on Laughter to Make You Smile.

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8. “If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” -Robert Frost

7. “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.” – Kurt Vonnegut

6. “There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” – Erma Bombeck

5.  “Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.” -W.H. Auden

4. “Laughter is carbonated holiness.” -Anne Lamott

3. “Laughter is poison to fear.” -George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones.

2. “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.” — Dr. Seuss

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–Who in your life makes you laugh the hardest??

 

20 Thoughts on “8 Quotes on Laughter to Make You Smile

  1. colleen lange on April 25, 2013 at 9:21 am said:

    Love this!!! Perfect timing,Charlotte!!!

  2. My son, Elijah, can always make me laugh. He does the silliest stuff. Makes silly faces says hilarious things. Noah, my step-son, and I get laughing at him so hard sometimes. He’s only 4, almost 5. I’m worried he’ll be class clown once he heads off to kindergarten this fall.

  3. Darling, this post was exactly what I needed to read today! Thank you, you are simply awesome! Have a fabulous rest of the day xox

  4. I love the quote by Anne Lamott! I also love your reflection that life is not a tragedy, but a surety. Thanks for reminding us to embrace this wonderful, crazy, amazing world and remember that life is good. I just found your blog (thanks for visiting my blog today), and I’m so excited to read more.

  5. Laughter is such an important quality. Life is too serious and laughter can be the perfect cure!

  6. “There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” – Erma Bombeck

    I LOVE this quote. It’s so true. I think your attitude has a lot to do with that line, too. Keep your head held up and your life suddenly seems a lot brighter!

    Some of my best friends are able to make me laugh no matter what mood I’m in. (That’s such a generic answer, but it’s true!)

  7. I love laughing and smiling. Smilings my favorite 😉 There’s this Charlie Chaplan song called “Smile” that’s all about smiling in the face of sadness because, essentially, you’ve got to fake it until you feel it. This is an awesome post, Charlotte, and another great top eight!! :)

  8. Love these quotes, great post! Laughter is such an important part of life! My boyfriend truly makes me laugh the hardest, and my twin sister too!

  9. That gif pic of the guy laughing heartily/hysterically… yep, that made me laugh today, and for that, I thank you! :) My hubby makes me laugh and my brother’s inpersonations make me laugh too. So grateful for them & laughter, in general! Lol!

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