Sunday, March 23, 2014

It IS The Best Medicine!

by Leann

I used to be a night owl and in fact, when I was a hospital nurse, I preferred the three-to-eleven shift. It suited my biorhythms, I guess. And I loved late night TV. Johnny Carson and David Letterman were my favorites. Laughter is so important to me, and since I contracted Lyme, it
became more important than ever. There are many days it's not so easy to laugh--but I know I must.

I am no longer a night owl but I have DVR that stays very busy. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been
my go-to guys for quite a while now, but when Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers took over the late nights on NBC several weeks ago, I decided to give them a try since I enjoyed them both so much on Saturday Night Live.

I am so glad I began recording their
shows. I now have a lot more laughter in my life (Love ELLEN, too!) now and I can feel a big difference in my mood. With this house building business stretching on and on without a definite end in sight (I know it will happen sooner than later) I have been feeling pretty stressed. But now that I know I can turn to my recorded programs and get some good belly laughs in (which they say is as good for your heart as a jog), I'm far more optimist. The bit Seth Meyers does with former SNL cast-mate Fred Armesin every night is my favorite. Fred lies so convincingly and never fails to crack Seth up! Love it!

Keep up the good work new late night friends. You make me happy! And what about you? What makes YOU laugh? Because it's so important.