It is true that laughter is the best medicine. Think back about the time that someone made you laugh so hard that you still remember it very clearly. The hidden benefits of your laughter were much more than you could ever imagine. Laughter is like a kick start for the immune system.
Carol, one of our nurses at New Hope Unlimited sent me a joke that someone had sent her. We all get jokes that go around on the internet but not all of them really make us laugh. Well, this one I had never heard and it did make me laugh so I want to share it with you. Forgive me if you have heard it before. I started to change a few words to make it politically correct but it is suppose to be a true story so I didn’t.
Irish Ghost Story
“This story happened a while ago in Dublin, and even though it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it’s true.”
“John Bradford, a Dublin University student, was on the side of the road hitch-hiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a big storm.
The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him.
Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stopped. John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the car and closed the door…only to realize there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn’t running.
The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road ahead and saw a curve approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life. Then just before the car hit the curve , a hand appeared out of no where through the window, and turned the wheel. John, paralyzed with terror, watched as the hand came through the window, but never touched or harmed him.
Shortly thereafter, John saw the lights of a pub appear down the road, so, gathering strength, he jumped out of the car and ran to it… Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and started telling everybody the horrible experience he had just had.
A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realized he was crying…and wasn’t drunk. Suddenly, the door opened, and two other people walked in from the dark and stormy night. They, like John, were also soaked and out of breath. Looking around, and seeing John Bradford sobbing at the bar, one said to the other…
Look Paddy…there’s that idiot that got in the car while we were pushing it!”
What more can I say! I hope you got a good chuckle from this. Remember to try to lighten up and enjoy the little things in life. Its not only good for the soul but its great medicine too.
-Dr Fredda Branyon