Thursday, April 14, 2011
For Thursday, April 14th, 2011
International Moment of Laughter Day is a special day that will put a big smile on your face. The objective of this day is to get people to laugh, and to laugh more often. After all, laughter is the best medicine.
To celebrate this special day, simply tell jokes or do funny things that cause people to laugh. A smile is not a good enough reaction. Successful participation in this day results in whole hearted laughter.
No one can live without joy.
If you feel as if you could use more joy in your life, try this:
Spend time daily doing something you enjoy. Do those things that bring inner peace. Learn to laugh heartily and frequently. Cultivate an attitude of hope. Fill each day with as much love as it can possibly hold.
1/2 cup golden brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
8 large eggs
1 1/2 cup half and half
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 loaf (1 lb size) unsliced challah or other egg bread, cut into 1 1/4-inch-thick slices
Whisk eggs, half and half, cinnamon, and vanilla in large bowl to blend. Dip bread slices into egg mixture and arrange in single layer in prepared dish. Pour remaining egg mixture over bread slices in dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350F. Bake French toast uncovered until golden brown and puffed and knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
Serve pecan-side up with additional warm maple syrup
We do not laugh because we are happy. But rather, we are happy because we laugh. The happiest people alive are those who know how to laugh often and well. This past year since my retirement began I have been laughing a lot more. There is definitely a lot of joy when you are doing what you love.
A bit of love from someone near…