Long before Reader’s Digest included “Laughter is the Best Medicine” as a segment in their publication, the wisdom of this adage could be found within the pages of the Old Testament (the likely source of this age-old “proverb”).
I was recently reminded of this truth. While we are usually sentimental with our cards, my birthday card from my son’s family this year was hilarious. Inside, he wrote, “Laughter sometimes really is the best medicine.”
It was fun to use this theme for one of the pages in my minibook that will eventually be a scripture for each month of 2012. I started with paper from Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe and used some coordinating chipboard pieces and rubber stamps from the same line. The metal knob attached to the medicine cabinet door is also from Graphic 45.
It’s difficult to tell dimension from a photo, but the frame of the medicine cabinet, as well as the medicine bottle, are lifted from the page with foam tape.
The accent color happens to match my current favorite TH Distress Ink (Peacock feathers), so I used that to dye the trim. For the pills in the corked vial, I colored some glass beads with Stream Alcohol Ink. I finished off with some lace and ribbon trim.
My husband thinks a project depicting the last part of the verse might be interesting as well. However, I’m not that much into Halloween-looking projects (LOL)!
The complete verse:
A joyful heart is good medicine,
But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
-Proverbs 17:22 (NASB)