The Daily Dean: It’s National Laugh & Get Rich Day!
Hey KMLE nation today is the perfect day to laugh away your troubles because it’s National Laugh and Get Rich Day! And if you’re a big alien buff, today is also Extraterrestrial Culture Day. If today is YOUR birthday, call David Dean and let him know so he can say something to ya on your big day!!
Extraterrestrial Culture Day
If Daniel R. Foley of Roswell, N.M., and a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives had his way, the second Tuesday of February would officially be Extraterrestrial Culture Day in New Mexico. He introduced the bill “to celebrate and honor all past, present and future extraterrestrial visitors in ways to enhance relationships among all citizens of the cosmos, known and unknown,” according to HB77. The bill might have died, but the holiday has a permanent place in the odd holiday hall of fame.
Laugh and Get Rich Day
Laughter carries power. It also adds to the bottom line. “People who laugh are more effective and tend to remember things better” according to retail author and speaker Rick Segel. Segel has a book/presentation series on the same topic. Laughter can do more than help you with retail sales.
“Norman Cousins, who first suggested the idea that humor and the associated laughter can benefit a person’s health in the 1970s,” according to the American Physiological Society. In 1995, Madan Kataria “discovered many modern scientific studies that described in depth, the many proven benefits of laughter on the human mind and body” and Laughter Yoga was born, according to Laughter Yoga. He started a small club and now there are laughter yoga clubs in more than 60 countries. So whether you want to use laughter to be more successful or relieve some stress, have a good laugh.