Laurel And Hardy: A Good Medicine

“A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 (Amplified Bible)

Being confined to a wheelchair because of Dystonia and struggling to use his hands in the midst of contorted and twisted movements makes for a limited repertoire of enjoyable activities for David.  But that doesn’t seem to hinder his good-natured, joking and sly disposition!  One of his favorite pastimes is watching good ole’ Laurel and Hardy movies. In fact, he has a bunch of them.  Sometimes, when it seems that everything David tries to do only makes his jerking and tenseness worse, the best calming solution is a funny movie. That’s when we pull out Laurel and Hardy!

Road Trip!

On our recent trip to South Carolina to see granddad, David got to experience an ultimate high. Through a little research of fun activities that David could enjoy, we found that the Laurel and Hardy Museum we just a short jaunt from granddad’s town!  Oh the squeals and grins! You would have thought we were at Disney World. Although the museum is a tiny 2 room building, it had a ton of memorabilia!  With the many photo ops, miniature store, and movie viewing, we got a very satisfying fill of Laurel and Hardy.

Traveling with a handicapped person in a wheelchair  is challenging. But doing a little research ahead of time can ease the stress and make for a much more enjoyable trip for everyone. If the activities can be seasoned with laughter, that’s even better!

As you can see, David had a great time with his good buddies, Laurel and Hardy and Granddad!

If you have a story you would like to share that would bring a smile or give an anecdote that relates to special needs, disabilities or wheelchair travel please email me at

For more tips on easing the stress while caring for a handicapped loved one please get my “17 Sanity Secrets”.

May your life be filled with grace and laughter!



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3 Responses to Laurel And Hardy: A Good Medicine

  1. Inda says:

    Stumbled upon your blog, such a blessing. Please continue sharing, awareness is key with Dystonia!!!!!! God Bless!!!!

  2. Liz says:

    I stumbled on your website via Cafe Mom. You’re already an inspiration to me! We have a 3yo severely multiply impaired daughter. It is extremely difficult to go anywhere or to keep her entertained. Thank you for sharing your experiences! I look forward to your future posts!

  3. hopebuilder says:

    Hi Liz,
    Thanks for coming by! God bless you as you seek His wisdom in caring for your daughter!

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