Many of our every day sayings had their origin in the Bible. Often these same proverbs are contributed to writers and other celebrities’ centuries after they were first inscribed on the pages of the Bible. This reminds me of the movie entitled: “The Fighting Kentuckian” in which John Wayne kept contributing specific sayings to his father. The leading lady of that movie laughed and then pointed out that those words of wisdom were written by Shakespeare. John Wayne then responded, “That’s funny, I wonder if he knew my ole daddy?”
Often sayings are worded differently over a period of time. It is evident that the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine!” is derived from the words of Solomon found at Proverb 17:22. That passage actually states: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
Obviously, a person who finds time to laugh and not take him or her self too seriously lives a more full and enjoyable life than those who do not.