My Stomach Hurts From Laughing So Hard!| Updated: Feb 18, 2019
Laughter is, after all, one of the healthiest things anyone can do, so I’m sharing this story with all of you in the hope that it adds a boost of wellness to your day!
So here’s what happened ….
This morning, as I was getting ready to leave my dentist’s office after a 9am appointment, the receptionist hands me an envelope with my name on it. She told me the day before over the phone that it was a gift card which was the office’s way of saying “thank you” for some referrals I’ve sent their way in recent months.
Very nice. A classy touch, I thought to myself.
So, I get in my car and drive home. I didn’t open the envelope because it just didn’t cross my mind to do so at that moment.
Boy, am I glad I waited!
After I arrive home, I go into the house and start putting my keys, etc on the kitchen table and notice the envelope again.
I thought it would be nice to share this with my husband, so I walk into his office and tell him about the gift card and begin to open the envelope so we can be surprised and delighted together.
I’m thinking it must be movie tickets or a certificate to a local restaurant or something like that which my husband and I can share on an evening out.
You can imagine my shock and surprise when I pull out the gift card and it is none other than a gift card to (drum roll please) …
I am not making this up.
For the first few seconds, my husband and I were too stunned to say anything. We just stared at each other with our jaws agape.
And then, we started to laugh, and laugh, and LAUGH!
Oh my, that was so funny. A dentist giving a gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts! The irony of it is almost too much to comprehend!
After we finally stopped laughing many, many minutes later, I finally gasped enough air to ask my husband, “What am I going to do with this? I don’t eat donuts and I don’t drink coffee?”
Always my knight in shining armor, hubby chimed in that Dunkin’ Donuts now shares space with Baskin Robbins, so he can take the kids out for ice cream with it.
Wonderful, I thought. Ice cream for the kids. What a way to promote those cavities (and some repeat business)!
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.