Proberbs 17:22 “A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.” (NKJV) http://bible.com/114/pro.17.22.NKJV
Science confirms this 2500 year old verse.
I had to explain it to my two older children tonight. It was in a song that one of them heard on their cd player.
I would do well to remember this verse myself. My wife and I are reading through a couple of marriage books and one of them asked when we had been the most happy as an individual in our life. We started talking about what makes us happy now and I struggled for an answer. I love the laughter of my children though. Otherwise I think I am a fairly depressed and otherwise unhappy person. Part of this is due to having super high expectations for my life that not even Jesus, Buddha, or Mother
So here’s to trying to stay happy for hopefully longer years filled with the laughter of my children.