January 24 is Belly Laugh Day

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Belly Laugh Day, January 24, celebrate the great gift of laughter. On Belly Laugh Day, January 24, at 1:24 p.m. (local time), smile, throw your arms in the air and laugh out loud. Join the Belly Laugh Bounce 'Round the World. http://www.bellylaughday.com

Have you put Belly Laugh Day, January 24 on your calendar?

On Belly Laugh Day we celebrate the laughs and smiles that transform our moments.

On January 24 at 1:24 p.m. (local time) smile, throw your arms in the air and laugh out loud. Join the Belly Laugh Bounce 'Round the World. http://www.bellylaughday.com

"Oh what a difference Belly Laugh Day, January 24 makes," notes Elaine Helle, Bellman of Belly Laugh Day. On Belly Laugh Day, January 24, 2006, a woman arrived for her annual mammogram. The receptionist told her, "I heard today is the most depressing day of the year." The woman replied with glee, "It is Belly Laugh Day." The woman and receptionist laughed together. Belly Laugh Day 2006 saved their day. From a Belly Laugh Day celebrator in Philadelphia January 24, 2006." Belly Laugh Day has been really fun. I sent the link to people who I haven't necessarily had contact with recently, but knew they would love it and participate. I'm starting to get e-mails reporting activities from yesterday. One of my contacts is a school nurse, She said, they could hear the laughter all throughout the school. (an elementary school) -- Wow, how cool is that."

On Belly Laugh Day, January 24, 2007, schools, corporations, families and organizations worldwide are exchanging the blahs of January for celebratory ha, ha, ha's to fuel connections, creativity, positive energy and happiness.

From now until January 24, anticipate laughing out loud on Belly Laugh Day. You will boost your immune system and reduce stress hormones. On January 24, wake up and yell out, "It is Belly Laugh Day, yeah." A start-of-the-day positive mood will impact your entire day. Smile, throw your arms in the air and laugh out loud on January 24 at 1:24 p.m. your laughter and positive emotions will be contagious. To supercharge your laughter on Belly Laugh Day call family, friends and colleagues around the world at 1:24 p.m. their time to laugh out loud with them.

Why Celebrate Laughter?

"Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. ha, ha ... Okay I'll stop laughing long enough to tell you! My young daughter and I decided to celebrate laughter after I was diagnosed with cancer in 1999. Nothing seemed funny at that moment of diagnosis but laughter and comedy actually became pivotal tools in our strategy to combat the physiological and psychological effects of cancer/illness. Laughter is a divine gift. It's free. We realized that our family was benefiting from this joy-filled practice of laughing together every day, in spite of my cancer treatments we decided to share our family strategies with others."

Saranne Rothberg, Founder CEO, The ComedyCures Foundation http://www.comedycures.org

"Laughter is not only the best medicine. It's what keeps marriages alive, families from going insane, team mates in sync, and companies from going belly under (pun intended). Let your own Magical Impish Child come out more often and you'll be surprised at how the world looks different -- for the better. "

Carol Ross, team development consultant http://www.carolrossandassociates.com

Belly Laugh Day, January 24, is a happy, healthy, high achievement, laugh with me, 21st Century holiday.

Visit http://www.bellylaughday.com to jump start the celebration of Belly Laugh Day, January 24.

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