Dear friends: I am in the process of changing my formula. As part of my change (in an effort to get more things accomplished) I had decided to reduce my blog posting to once a week. I must have misplaced a factor because instead of reducing days, my posts grew longer. Must be the red heart or the fact I need days of 40 hours. Just want to tell you thanks for your comments on my last post. I am humbled by your kind support and by your continuous demonstrations of friendship (that I certainly must acknowledge.) You own my dragon heart.
Stephen Tremp, Alex J. Cavanaugh, L. Diane Wolfe and Michael Di Gesu bring to us the Get Healthy Bloghop. The objective: Share with everyone something you have done that affected your health in a positive way.
I am sharing with you the cheapest, most effective medicine of all time. Laughter! My grandfather, Father Dragon "The Great", practiced it all the time and he made fun of doctors' prognosis by recuperating in record time from serious ailments.
It is scientifically proved that our thoughts and feelings do have a close relation with the ailments and diseases our bodies come to develop. Our state of mind also has great influence to decide whether or not we can overcome a tragedy, deal with a problem (whatever its nature) and even in survival situations.
Laughter brings more oxygen to our brain, thus helping our thinking capacity. We become more assertive and creative in problem solving. But this is only one of the benefits.
THE BEST OF IT ALL!! Smiling is something we do when we feel good. The brain is programmed to co-relate a sense of welfare to the smile. Individual feels good, brain sends the signal for the smile. However, it is proved this process works both ways. If you smile, your brain relates it to a sense of welfare and will send signals to the rest of your body, correspondingly. Result, you will feel better if you manage to keep the smile long enough during stressing situations.
So why the dragon crossed the road? To keep the jokes coming!
Sandra Tyler at The Woven Tale Press sent me an invitation to publish my "T" post from Chronicles of the Dragon Cave from A to Z in the third issue of the emagazine, A-Z Blogging Challenge Special Edition. Tassin and the dwarf minions are now dreaming with the possibility Toss the Dwarf Championship might one day be included in the Olympic Games. I doubt it but dreaming doesn't hurt.
I would like to invite you to take a look at the Special Edition. In Sandra's words, "a small but notable representation of the blogging creativity and diversity of this annual April challenge".
Thank you for inviting me, Sandra. Dragon and Dwarves are honored and flattered.
Alex Cavanaugh. (Andale, andale, arriba, arriba, yihaa!) Ahem...done. Thank you very much for the honor, Mr. Ninja Captain. Let me say you're gifted with an amazing keen eye (not sure about the other eye) and excellent taste. (Not planing to eat you. I meant...ah, you know what I meant.)
Dr. Franny and Mrs. Myself shared with me three awards. On Monday I accepted Semper Fidelis. Today I accept the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you again, Franny.
Seven things about myself.
1. I tell jokes to myself and I still laugh.
2. I love gummy bears.
3. I've offered hugs for free in the street (in my human shape.)
4. I'm the only dragon who knows how to perform a turkeyscopy.
5. I've married over 60 times (up to 4 on the same day).
6. I love to sing while driving over terrible uneven roads, the more off key, the better.
7. Laughing like the classical stereotype villain always makes me laugh for real. Also wondering why they laugh all the time. "I've got you where I wanted you, hahaha. This fast-killing-trap will destroy you in three hours, hahaha. I've got hemorrhoids, hahaha!"
I pass this award to Brandon Ax. Have fun!