Great Cancer Patient Gift Idea

Okay so im totally stealing this awesome idea. I cannot take credit for it but when I heard it I had to share. One of my professors is battling melanoma. She is brilliant, passionate, young and someone who has helped me through my journey. I don't want to get into too many details because she is a private person but just know that this is a huge tragedy in my life. I think about her daily and she is always in my prayers.

Well one gift that was given to her was a "Laugh Basket". What an awesome idea. Everyone gathered together and picked out their favorite Comedies, put them into a basket and brought it to her. I wish I thought of this myself. When I was battling my dear friend Shaken Fruit gave me a super awesome stand up comedy DVD. It was the first time I had laughed that hard since I was diagnosed.

Laughing actually has great healing power Giving the gift of laughter means you are doing more than showing your love and support, you are helping the person get healthier.

"Laughter activates the chemistry of the will to live and increases our capacity to fight disease. Laughing relaxes the body and reduces problems associated with high blood pressure, strokes, arthritis, and ulcers. Some research suggests that laughter may also reduce the risk of heart disease. Historically, research has shown that distressing emotions (depression, anger, anxiety, and stress) are all related to heart disease. A study done at the University of Maryland Medical Center suggests that a good sense of humor and the ability to laugh at stressful situations helps mitigate the damaging physical effects of distressing emotions."

So, if you know someone who is feeling down or is sick give them the gift of laughter, give them the "laugh basket"

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Sandra said...

Laughter is truly the best medicine. That is a great idea :)

magpie said...

what a great idea. i will definitely keep this in mind for gifts i hope i never have to buy :)

i'm so glad you guys are getting a few people coming over from my site! is it for this blog or your bean blog?

have a good one!

Knocked Up in Bama said...

Awesome! Laughter is one of God's great gifts!

Suzie said...

I love it great ideas

FROGGITY! said...

lovely idea!

have a great day.

Gwen said...

What a great gift idea for anyone needing a pick me up. Thank you for sharing. :)

Dr. Wifey said...

what a great idea!

Mom said...

What a great idea. I will have to put one together and have it ready when someone needs it.

oº˚ Homeschool Mom˚ºo said...

I laugh all the time -- You kind of can't help it with a silly two year old running around.

Great idea by the way!

Much love

Kaci said...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Oh Meaghan this is an awesome idea. I totally love it.

I am all for laughter. I tend to have a wicked sense of humor.

I will definitely remember this one.

Anonymous said...

That is a great idea! Laughing ALWAYS makes me feel better!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Agree 100%


Fifi Flowers said...

You are so RIGHT... laughter is the best medicine! It's amazing what a good laugh can do!

AngiDe said...

That's an awesome idea!! You could also throw in a Nana's Box as well! ;) had to throw that in there.... hee hee


Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

Love Love LOVE the idea! I totally dig laughter.

Hey, tell us more about the red woman picture! Beautiful!

Alison Purple said...

Wonderful idea! I love to laugh! It IS the best medicine.

Ash said...

What a brilliant idea! I wish I had thought of this for my MIL and dear friend.

I hope I never have to utilize the idea in the future, you know.


LazyCrazyMama said...

What an awesome idea! We just lost my brother in law to cancer in May. He was diagnosed at the end of March. We spent the weekends visiting with him and the rest of the family, and what did we do on those weekend visits? Watched tons of movies! And of course comedies were always the favorite.

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