Monday, November 10, 2014

The Wisdom of Foolishness

That's a pretty strange title, right?  I'm joining in with Josie2Shoes today for Two Shoes Tuesday:  The words for today are wisdom and foolishness, which at first blush would be opposites.  Let's think about this.  

Sometimes it is really pretty wise to just be a little foolish.

Take a couple of moments to read this article about the health benefits of laughter, but taking from this:  Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

The fun of enjoying blogs that make us laugh are a wise choice, so foolishness becomes wisdom in a sense, get it?  For example, we can laugh at the absurdity of this picture I was sent on Facebook:
 We had some friends for burgers and brats last night and had a couple of Port Wines we wanted to sample.  Jer and I  had found the first one in New Mexico.

 Of course, you can't sample Port wine without a bit of dark chocolate for your palette.  (These are actually chucks from some Dove Dark Chocolates.  Yummy)

Now our friends work for a winery providing tastings, etc., and they were able to get this port straight from the barrel.  Notice there is no label, and if I told you where it is from, I'd be shot at sunrise.

Depending on your preference, the first Port was a bit sweeter than the second, so among the six taste testers there were varying opinions as to the winner. Foolish, maybe, but fun. 

The wisdom in this taste testing is in knowing that this was just a taste test, and we weren't to drink the entire bottle of the very heavy, sugary wine!  

Two Shoes Tuesdsay
Hope this has given you just a chuckle today on the benefits of laughter.  Thanks for hosting Josie!  

Linda Kay

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