Happy National Tell a Joke Day! On any other day, your friends and colleagues might wonder about your queries as to why chickens cross roads¹, or how many psychologists it takes to change a light bulb². But on this day, you have the green light to tell any joke you want to anyone within ear shot.
Of course, when channeling your inner comedian, you should know your audience first. We all know what to call a thousand lawyers at the bottom of the ocean³. But someone who has dedicated his or her life to making sure the legal system protects the rights of people everywhere may not find it as funny.
Even with that tip in mind, it’s important to know that laughing has health benefits, according to About.com. Laughing can help relieve pain, bring greater happiness, and even increase immunity to diseases. It even reduces stress hormones like dopamine while increasing the levels of health-enhancing hormones like endorphins.
The social benefits to laughing are also important. Relationships with friends and romantic partners are built because of shared experiences. A joke can be the funniest thing you’ve ever heard, but when hearing that joke with someone else, you create a long-standing memory that is unique to the two of you. The joke becomes the thing that has the power to create bonds between people.
So what should you do on National Tell a Joke Day? Well it’s pretty simple – tell a joke! Tell a joke to a friend, tell one to a relative, tell one to a coworker, and when you’re done doing that, tell it to someone who looks like he or she is having a bad day.
The laugh they get from the joke you tell them has the amazing power to transform their mood and rescue them from the doldrums. They may even like this joke, courtesy of SurferSam.com: Why does it get hot after baseball games? Because all the fans have left!!!
Happy National Tell a Joke Day!
 To get to the other side
 Only one, but the light bulb has to WANT to change!
 A good start!