Belly Laugh Day is a day for having a good chuckle at anything at all. Did you know that laughter has been know to causes the tissue lining our blood vessels to expand increase blood flow? This in turn makes you feel more positive, boosts your immune systems and generally just makes us feel happier! Even just looking forward to something in advance has similar positive effects as the act itself! It reduces stress and increases chemicals that help relaxation. Let’s get people laughing anywhere and everywhere!

Here are 14 quotes about laughter and its healing power:

A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing.

HERMAN MELVILLE

As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.

JEWISH PROVERB

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.

JEAN HOUSTON

If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.

EDGAR WATSON HOWE

He who laughs, lasts!

MARY PETTIBONE POOLE

Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being.

STELLA MCCARTNEY

If you can laugh in the face of adversity, you’re bullet-proof.

RICKY GERVAIS

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

LORD BYRON

Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

The person who has a sense of humor is not just more relaxed in the face of a potentially stressful situation, but is more flexible in his approach.

JOHN MORREALL

I never would have made it if I could not have laughed. It lifted me momentarily out of this horrible situation, just enough to make it livable.

VIKTOR FRANKL

No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds.

RED SKELTON

Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

GEORGE CARLIN

We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh.

WILLIAM JAMES