We’ve heard that laughter is the best medicine. And Hippocrates wrote, “Let thy food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be thy food.” So, if both food and laughter are medicinal how much more impactful do you think they are when taken together?!
That’s why I love this Irish proverb: Laughter is brightest where food is best.
We know that good food is nourishing to the body. Sharing food with others gives us a chance to connect with them, which nourishes our souls. This Irish proverb reminds us that those connections bring joy, which can lead to laughter and its healing powers.
I took this photo of a beautiful friend of mine while we were all on vacation in Jamaica (same trip where this photo of produce was taken). Not only is this photo a wonderful reminder to me of the different and delicious local food we ate, but also of the laughter we all shared. For me, that trip is a great example of how eating good food and laughing with good people is healing for the soul. (And I’m sure the significant dose of sunshine didn’t hurt either!)
Do you have a great memory of sharing food and laughter with your friends or family? Share it with me in the comments!