Below is an email that I got from one of my friends.  I laughed so hard that it brought to mind what I read about laughter and health.  I thought I’d share.  Here you go:

A good ole boy in one of our great states (you have to guess which one), won a bass boat in a raffle drawing. He brought it home and his wife looks at him and says, “What you gonna do with that. There ain’t no water deep enough to float a boat within 50 miles of here.”

He says, “I won it and I’m a gonna keep it.”

His brother came over to visit several days later. He sees the wife and asks where his brother is. She says, “He’s out there in his bass boat”, pointing to the field behind the house.

The brother heads out behind the house and sees his brother sitting in a bass boat with a fishing rod in his hand down in the middle of a big field.

He yells out to him, “What are you doing?”

His brother replies, “I’m fishin. What does it look like I’m a doing.”

His brother yells, “It’s people like you that give people from this great state a bad name, makin everybody think we is stupid. If I could swim, I’d come out there ‘n and whip your butt!”

Ya Got Ta Love it!

To Your laughing better Health,

Dr. Rudy Cartwright

PS: How did this make you feel?  Let me hear from you.  Post your comment.


  1. HO! Thanks for the gafaw Dr. Rudy!! (took my mind
    off my problems for a minute!

  2. soooooo good….

    it made me realize that whatever challenge/problem comes up, it is all what you make of it…

    ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no river deep enough… you can catch great fish anywhere you like to….

    MS is a State of Mind… my choice: MS or SM…

  3. I know I need to laugh more. I am always so serious and worried about everything going on. That has been part of my problem. Thanks for the reminder! I have to find a way to add a dose of laughter to my medicine/supplements protocol on a daily basis.

  4. WOW! This made me think of being at my friends. Her husband has diabetes and is always laughing besides fishing. He would love this

  5. Well you just spaned the Atlantic with your humour well done brain surgery is not your only good asset!!

  6. Hey everyone, Check out Laughter Yoga in your city. It is a worldwide practice that is now in over 80 countries. The US alone has over 700 clubs all around the country.. It is free and open to everyone of all ages and abilities! You don’t register for anything, don’t even need to give your name- all you need to be able to do is laugh! You can google Laughter Yoga or go to I can tell you, laughter yoga has saved my life and especially my spirit. I can feel joyful over and over again. Did I mention it’s free!

  7. Very funny. Laughter IS good medicine. I lost my sister to MS, my father died 2 weeks ago, causing major upsets in my MS. I found that when I got back to work, my workmates (who laugh and joke all the time), made such a difference to me. The motto . . keep chortling, it IS good medicine. Thank you xx

  8. Now that’s what I like, good clean fun! Thanks Dr. Cartwright. You are always thinking of us aren’t you!
    Debbie Allen

  9. I’ve thought about your joke all day…It reminded me of Dr. Norman Cousins. It really puts you back into a much better frame of mind. Thanks much.

  10. Made me laugh and think of my daughter just a couple of weeks ago. She was practicing casting out her line on our scoria road!! Love those pictures!

  11. Had decided not to read my emails today because they have either been store sales which I can’t afford to shop or it has been the type of thing that you really didn’t want to hear because it then becomes to real.
    Well as you can clearly tell I decided to read Sue Ellens email and so glad I did, I needed that today because I was just blah, we went from 40*-60*/WIND & lots of RAIN to 96* and WIND today! AAAAGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately We don’t have spring or fall but it sure would be nice to feel those transistions as I am currently sitting in front of a fan that is on full blast and the air conditioner is on 70* because it is 77* in my apartment!!!
    So, Sue Ellen & Dr. Rudy please send more emails like this one because it really did help to bring me out of my funk!! :~}

  12. Well….I really thought the end of this story would be different. But….yes it brought a little smile on my lips. Tks. Yes, I know I am better when I laugh but hard to laugh between two pain attack. Anyhow….YES we should laugh all the time.
    I was born a good laughing person, good sense of humour. TK God or else it would be harder for me to go through this MS and on top of that having to use a GO GO
    little scooter to go around ! Oh well…..we should still count our blessings. Some people don’t have anything to eat or are under a war or dictatorship.



  13. Thanks for sharing, Dr Cartwright! This is a hoot…great way to start this beautiful morning. Sweet of you to send this out to us. Thanks again!
    Michelle Mac Donald

  14. That was so cute…I am telling it to my Mom. She can tell it to her clients.
    As a hairdresser, she always likes to pass along a laugh when she is doing someone’s hair. Thanks.

  15. I love laughing. I laught all the time. I have a great sense of humor and this was very funny. I will have to share this with my friends/family at the next family function LOL Thanks Dr. Cartwright for sharing your humor side!!!

  16. Why is information on the value of hyperbaric oxygen theray (HBOT) as treatment for MS not provided? When I search HBOT on the site I find reference to HBOT for Autism but not MS and HBOT is also of value in Lupus. I suggest you check the report by D J D Perrins, P B James, Long term hyperbaric oxygenation retards progression in multiple sclerosis patients, IJNN 2(1): 45-48, 2005. My experience is that 80% of MS patients benefit from HBOT and I have patients at 30 years with no progression of their MS. wsm md

  17. Dr. Cartwright,
    This really funny. Like to Good Book says, laughter does good like a medicine.
    So take your medicine everybody. Do it eveeyday.

  18. Thanks Dr. Cartwright for sharing…This was sooooooooo funny. We all need to laugh more.
    You are the Best!

  19. Dr

    I agree. The more you laugh the more you feel better. However, it isn’t always easy to laugh when you don’t feel good. Surround yourself with positive/funny people and I promise you, you will laugh or otherwise get a funny DVD. Just follow Dr Rudy’s wellness advise then you will feel like laughing.

    Estelle Schlebusch RSA

  20. i do miss having a good laugh and the lady who said about the laughing yoga sounds good therapy, but not that joke sorry.

  21. very very funny my husband and i had a good laugh thank you and yes you need a good laugh every day.

  22. Laughter is really valuable. My dad comes around too see me, on good days and bad, he is always telling me jokes, to make me laugh, even though I have heard them tme and time again.

  23. Thanks for that.As I am Irish,i really enjoyed your yankie,half baked,cockeyed sense of humour.Hope i hav’nt offended all Americans??!!

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