Laughter Clubs Promote Everlasting Friendships

愛笑俱樂部促進「持久耐用」的友誼

(翻譯自卡塔利亞醫師的部落格文章) 

Once again the Laughter Club has proved to be the most effective network of caring, sharing and establishing eternal bonds. In a recent incident, Mr. Mingo, a laughter leader from Taiwan met with an unfortunate car accident just after finishing a laughter session on May 3rd, 2010 (the day after WLD). While recovering in the hospital, his fellow laughter club members visited him regularly in the hospital and gave him the healing love energy which brought tears of joy in his eyes and a feeling of belonging.

愛笑俱樂部又再一次地證明它可以增進人際之間的連結,建立關懷分享的人際網絡。Mingo(歐巴馬笑長)是台灣的 一位愛笑俱樂部的笑長,他在世界愛笑日隔天5月3日的早上帶領完愛笑運動回家途中不幸發生車禍。在醫院恢復的過程中,他的俱樂部笑友們持續不斷地到醫院探視 他,同時給他療癒的能量,讓他感動到禁不住掉下淚來。

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Developing Into Close Knit Communities

發展為親密的社群連結

Such is the power of social Laughter Clubs which reaches beyond the healing of laughter. Relationships with people with whom we laugh regularly tend to become very strong and it enhances the bond of friendship and brotherhood. With the spread of Laughter Clubs worldwide, its members experience a sense of affiliation and belonging to the group. In fact, these clubs are soon developing into close-knit communities with familial ties. More important, people form close ties with others, irrespective of the economic stratum they belong to. They not only care for an individual’s happiness but also share their sorrows, thus reinforcing in the person a feeling of belonging to an accepting and caring community. This has made people more secure, than their non-member relatives and friends. In another incident, a senior member from a Laughter Club in Mumbai, India, burst into tears of joy, when he found his hospital room flooded with flowers from visitors of the Laughter Club, when none of his family members and relatives turned up.


「笑」除了有療癒的效用之外,社交的愛笑俱樂部也能感生這樣的效力。的笑友們因為定期地笑在一起而在增強了彼此之間的人際關係,產生像兄弟姊妹般的情誼。也隨著愛笑俱樂部的迅速擴散到全世界,笑友們自然形成一種聯盟關係,因而產生歸屬感。事實上,這些俱樂部很快地發展成像一個大家庭的網絡。更重要的是笑友們之間不管有錢沒錢身份地位高低,都變成好朋友。彼此不只分享快樂,也同時分擔痛苦煩惱。因此讓人不自覺地就歸屬於這個有愛心關懷的社群。和他們的非笑友的親友比較起來,他們擁有更多的安全感。在另一個車禍中,一位印度孟買的愛笑俱樂部的資深笑友也同樣因為他的病房擠滿笑友探訪時贈送的花而破涕為笑,因為他沒有任何親友來探視他。 

This is the kind of ‘Laughing Family’ that the whole world is waiting for. A Laughter Club, in many ways, provides a protective shell which safeguards our emotional well-being. It has brought a lot of people together and created an awareness that one is not alone with one’s problems.


這就是「愛笑家族」也是我們等待整個世界要變成的模樣。愛笑俱樂部在很多方面提供了保護傘保障了我們情緒上的幸福感。也讓人們結合在一起,而認知到沒有一個人是孤獨地面對他的困難。

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