korien_july24“You stay in bed and I’ll put on this comedy movie DVD. After all, laughter is the best medicine!” 「寝てていなさい。この喜劇のDVDをつけるね。笑いが一番の薬というでしょう?」


We say “laughter is the best medicine” because being happy and relaxed can help someone recover from an illness. Looking at it another way, being stressed and sad makes it harder to recover. So clowns visiting hospitals can help patients, but there are other ways to help them relax and feel better emotionally as well, such as visits from family, children or therapy animals.