Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, 74, was diagnosed with a rare and slowly progressing form of motor neuron disease at the age of 21. Hawking has spent much of his adult life in a wheelchair, communicating with the aid of a voice synthesizer. When he was recently asked what kept his spirits up, here is part of Hawking’s reply—“It’s also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can lose all hope if you can’t laugh at yourself and life in general.”
Maybe laughter really is the best medicine.
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”—Proverbs 17:22.