There is something so fascinating about a child’s sparkling laughter. You must’ve observed children laugh several 100 times in a day. And the best part is that they really need no excuse to have a hearty laugh 🙂 Smallest things make them laugh.

But as we grow older we become more serious and contemplative and gradually our laughter becomes less and less. We know of the famous saying “Laughter is the best medicine” yet we remain serious. Hearty laughter is a sure way to grasp youth and increase our immunity.

When we hear someone laugh it feels so good. Unlike a child why are we so stingy even when laughter comes free of charge?? So let’s be like children and laugh heartily to drive away the blues!

I came across a lovely poem on child’s laughter and wish to share it with you.


Have a lovely day 🙂

About Dilip

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are music and growing culinary herbs. Love to play golf and do yoga regularly. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. It’s so true that ‘laughter is the best medicine’.
    Then that means comedians are practically pharmacists, no?
    It’s especially funny when a kid laughs so much, they start snorting as well. Before long everyone else is ‘creasing up’ too.



  2. drsuraiyanasim says:

    Laughter is indeed the best medicine. I love laughter and smiles of babies!


  3. artzent says:

    Lovely, and a good advice for all of us grownups~


  4. What a lovely poem!


  5. meiro says:

    So…, so Beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing my friend.

    warm regards.


  6. daffodil says:

    Laugh.. laugh and laugh… It is contagious indeed!! 😛


  7. As adults we set up laughter clubs to force ourselves to laugh. Tragic, isn’t it?


  8. Martine says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It is much appreciated. This is a beautiful poem … a reminder of something so simple such as laughter that we adults tend to lose along the way in life. Thanks for sharing and have a terrific day! 🙂


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Welcome to my by blog. Your blog is a great place to learn and be aware of nutritional facts and their benefits or otherwise.
      Thanks for you visit and for the comments.
      Cheers 🙂


  9. suhas says:

    Good going as usual. felt as if I was hearing some child laugh and laugh and laugh innocently. You are going poetic ,no doubt.


  10. Jenn Ji Hyun says:

    Thanks for sharing the poem 🙂 Indeed, the laughter of a child is so precious and I’m so lucky to have TWO sources of this innocent laughers hehe.

    Just wanted to share also. Crying can be equally healthy for people too both Biblically and scientifically. There’s real beauty in balance. 🙂


  11. sriram says:

    Dear Sir,

    There is a beautiful ‘kural’ – the tamil equivalent of doha – which says, “people who say the flute & violin make sweet music, are those unfortunate enough not to have heard a child’s mirth”

    What is it that attracts us to the Child’s laughter – The evolutionary explanation is all this has been made attractive as the child needs to be taken care of – so these are incentives that nature gives us so that we take care of the child while enjoying its childhood…..

    What is so attractive about a child’s mirth?

    Is it its ‘innocence’?
    Is it its ‘gay abandon’?
    Is it its quality to make us ‘suckers’ & infect us with the same mirth?

    or is it something that only children are capable of and as we grow into the other hoods (boyhood / adulthood – going reverse c’hood; b’hood; a’hood!) we lose this capability….

    Should we be content with this, that we CAN’T ever be child like again?

    So what are the qualities in childhood that we miss in b & c?

    – thoughtlessness
    – no issues with future / past
    – no holding on to ‘grudges’ for too long
    – taking / rejecting things as they come
    – singularly ‘engaged’ in the activity of the moment….

    perhaps if one is all this, the laughter that emerges is like that of the child and is as sweet??

    O! Why do we ever ‘grow’ up!! (in retrograde that too – from c to b to a and finally we take the step forward to ‘d’!!!)




    • Geetha says:

      Dear Sriram,

      Thank you so much for quoting one of my favourite kurals here:

      குழலினி தியாழினி தென்பதம் மக்கள்
      மழலைச்சொல் கேளா தவர்.

      தங்கள் குழந்தைகளின் மழலைச் சொல்லைக் கேட்காதவர்கள்தான் குழலோசை, யாழோசை ஆகிய இரண்டும் இனிமையானவை என்று கூறுவார்கள்.

      Yes, children are non-judgmental while we, as adults, judge ourselves by our intentions while we judge others by their actions!




    • dilipnaidu says:

      You my dear Sri are just amazing. Wonder what makes you come up with such beautiful thoughts. My salaams dear friend!
      Bye and take care!


  12. ajay says:

    Everyone talks and preaches that Laughter is the best medicine but fail to live in his/her own life. In case of children no effort is needed to make them cheerful and they tend to laugh effortlessly because they are a clean slate and not filled up with prejudices of all types. Life is beautioful gift. why waiste it. let us learn the art of being happy, being in heaven, wherever we are. Living moment to moment is the key. This moment has to be squeezed to its totality.Life really becomes a bed of roses. every moment every thoing grows around us let us be part of this growth. Let us be part of this universal flow. Ha Ha Ha ………….ha ha


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Ha Ha Ha … Ajay that’s the way to go 🙂 You are one person I know whose laughter is spontaneous and spreads the joy all around. You are a source of joy to all.
      Thank you friend!


  13. hello, this is lovely and is something we ate hearing daily as the grandchildren are with us. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem 🙂


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Oh yes the poem surely will resonate will resonate well with the little grandchildren around. This poem happens to my wife’s favorite 🙂

      Cheers and thanks for your comments.


  14. Geetha says:

    Dear Sir,

    Thanks a million for sharing this beautiful poem! I chuckled because I could actually visualize and hear the gurgling sound of a child’s laughter! : )

    Adults lose the capacity to laugh with unadulterated and unbridled glee because of their ‘meddling intellect’.Nothing is qualitative. On the contrary, everything becomes quantitative!

    As Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said beautifully in his classic book, ‘The Little Prince’:

    “Grown-ups like numbers. When you tell them about a new friend, they never ask questions about what really matters. They never ask: ‘What does his voice sound like?’ ‘What games does he like best?’ ‘Does he collect butterflies?’ They ask: ‘How old is he?’ ‘How many brothers does he have?’ ‘How much does he weigh?’ ‘How much money does his father make?’ Only then do they think they know him.

    If you tell grown-ups, ‘I saw a beautiful red brick house, with geraniums at the windows and doves on the roof,’ they won’t be able to imagine such a house. You have to tell them, ‘I saw a house worth a hundred thousand dollars.’ Then they exclaim, ‘What a pretty house!’ That’s the way they are. You must not hold it against them. Children should be very understanding of grown-ups.”

    Thanks and regards,



    • dilipnaidu says:

      Ha Ha Geetha … that’s a fantastic amplification of the ‘laughter theme’. ‘The Little Prince’ is a book I would love to read thanks for putting me wise on it. As we grow up we need to be be aware that our sense of humor remains ever active and we laugh at the slightest provocation.

      Many thanks & kindest regards.


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