GRATITUDE and APPRECIATION
I sit in GRATITUDE at the warmth, generosity and kindness of these freely-given words of clients served with my: Singing, Speaking, Laughter Wellness, Writing, and Humorist Videos.
I am thrilled to have it affirmed, that leaving my State Government cubicle job after 28 1/2 years to start LAFOLOT, was the right thing to do!
Thank YOU and many blessings to all those affirming I am on the right Life Path!
LAUGHTER WELLNESS PROGRAMS:
RE: OUTLOOK SHIFT ENGINEERING & MOTIVATING/COACHING by Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT:
I thought of you when I was at the airport. I was looking around to see if I could find anybody important. All of a sudden, I remembered you had told me I was important, so I stopped looking. I decided I was as important as anyone else in the airport.” Nancy – ‘The Laughter Lady’ – Sunny South Carolina – August 26, 2011
RE: Laughter! Let’s Get Serious! Program by Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT:
From everyone at the Trindle Parkinson’s Support Group, our thanks for a fun-filled meeting. Looking around the room, it was so nice to see everyone participating, doing your exercises and enjoying the silliness. You enabled each to us to relax and have a good time. It was obvious from all the jokes told after your program that people didn’t want to go home. Our best wishes to you. The Parkinsons Support Group at Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg PA
‘Laughter? Let’s Get Serious!’ Program at Millersville University, PA:
Thank You!!! We were so glad to meet you and happy to have you at Millersville! It was wonderful to fill the gym with ha-ha’s, he-he’s, and ho-ho’s… Everyone can connect to your stories and learn from your exercises, and it was great to laugh with such a large group! Hope to see you soon!
Nick, Josh, and Zak from Millersville Peer Health Education
re: Senior Volunteer Appreciation ‘Laughter? Let’s Get Serious!’ program:
“Wow! It’s going to be difficult to top you, next year!”
Julia Carvalho, Chapel Pointe at
“I was feeling down, didn’t want to get out of bed, then realized you were coming today! So I got out of bed!”
Evelyn Samuels – ESSEX House Retirement Community, Lemoyne PA
“Thank you for speaking at our All Staff In-Service”… We received a lot of positive feedback… our employees really enjoyed the laughter experience you provided. The abundance of laughter exercises had a lot of us in stitches, and I think the majority of us left the In-Service smiling!”
Erika Fleming, HR Specialist, Community Progress Council, Inc. York, PA
10/30/10 re: October 24, 2010 Patriot News Article
That was a wonderful article about you. As a matter of fact, I printed it out to save. It will go in the file, “History of the Laugh Connection.” That’s where I put significant printed items that are near and dear to my heart like thank-you cards or stories of some of my favorite laughter programs.
Are you going to the Advanced Workshop? I’m dying to meet you in person.
Nancy, ‘The Laughter Lady’ Lexington, SC
10/25/10 re: Patriot News article
You have only my utmost respect upon reading this article. Coming out the other end of what you’ve gone through and able to do good with what you learned. May God continue to Bless Your work and yes it IS work. Please keep doing what you do! The world – whether it knows it or not- needs this!
Peace, Mike O. – Harrisburg, PA
10/25/10 re: Patriot News Article October 24, 2010
What a lovely surprise to see that great article about you in the Patriot. I pray that it brings in lots of business. I have always felt sad that it didn’t go here at Bethany Towers. Heaven only knows, some of my residents could use it.
Best of luck,
Judy W – Mechanicsburg, PA
10/25/10 re: Patriot News Article October 24, 2010
God Bless You Helen ! Thanks so much for sharing your soul in this article!
Smiles and Laughs,
Mike “Sir Lafolot” O. – Harrisburg, PA
10/24/10 Wow what a super fantabulous article! The picture of you is great ! I love it!
Susan S. – Harrisburg PA
10/24/10 – re: October 24, 2010 Patriot News Article
I believe this officially qualifies you for Junior Celebrity status.
Please send the link to the Forum, and send me an original of the article (we’ll pay for the extra copy of the paper) for our archives. Then, I have a special gift for you to say THANK YOU for making all of us look good.
Love & laughter,
Steve Wilson. – World Laughter Tour, Inc. – Columbus OH
10/24/10 re: Patriot News Article October 24, 2010
How exciting! I just read your article in the Patriot. We only occasionally buy one, but Gary brought one home today. Must have been fate. It was such a good article. Like Gary and me, you seem to be waging a successful war on maturity.
Dona R. – Bloomsburg PA
10/20/10 re: FREE SMILES & LAUGHS DRIVE-THRU Pics
“You are amazing!” [commented on your photo]
Jill Sabin Carel – Philadelphia PA
VIDEOS – HELENOFLAFOLOT YOU-TUBE CHANNEL:
2/1/12 re: HELENA HAHA & Ms. Grata Gaspby of the Grater Harrisburg area - humorist characters
Hysterical! Home run! Lotsa Fun.
Thanks for sharing
And for caring
Your voice is excellent
Your allusions, clever
May your luck and voice
Betsy Haimson, MSW, CLL
Laugh Out Loud: It Feels Soooo Good!
You are such a joy! It’s like you stop in and visit me each day!” Carolyn W.
“I watched your video, you are a real live ray of sunshine! Some people get things just in their “head” you give new meaning to the word “embrace”. I actually did a live replay of your video (potato chip one) for a friend who was sick in bed, she was laughing so hard,it made her eyes water, nose run, and cough but she wouldn’t let me stop. …look forward to future posts.” Alexsondra (Maine)
11/1/10 Re: HELENOFLAFOLOT You-Tube Channel –
Thanks to you, I learned a new song today. I sang right along with you. Helen, you are so much fun. Thank you.
Nancy, ‘The Laughter Lady’ Lexington SC
10/22/10 Laughter Philosophy Hee Hee 101 video
Helen, you just get better and better. I really felt my blood coursing through my veins and I felt so uplifted. Keep it up. You’re great !
Susan S – Harrisburg PA
10-21-10 re: Laughter Philosophe Hee Hee 101 video
Loved it! Even passed it on to a future CLL. I was laughing along with you. It helped me forget the pain in my back and leg.
Nancy “Laughter Lady” Lexington SC
10-21-10 re: Laughter Philosophe Hee Hee 101 video
You are such an inspiration. When I was a young girl, I could start from serious and work myself up to hysterical laughter, just like you. I haven’t down that in, well it’s more than 50 years. I think I shall give it a try. Hopefully, my husband won’t call the men in little white jackets, as we used to call them!! You’re the best.
LIFE IS A SONG IN THE KEY OF LOVE – BOOK:
“I would love to see you on Oprah! Your book is really good and I think lots of folks would be inspired by it.”
Suzy S – Allentown, PA
‘Your book gives me the words I need to speak up for myself.’
Jen (April 2010 – Chinese/American)
‘I want to buy your book. You have a way with words that can help me to speak for myself.’ Larry – Cuban/Spanish American
“I found it particularly interesting how you used the sheet music and its components to address spirituality, unity, culture, and diversity to address inherit belief systems that cause social injustice. Additionally, it was encouraging to see the negative turned positive notes, as you have done with your negative personal experiences growing up.”
Dr. Michael Holmes, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, City of Harrisburg
UNITY Church of Palymra, PA feedback: “Your voice sounds like velvet!” “You should sing in a Cabaret!”
UNITY Church by the River – Marietta, PA feedback: “Do you have a CD? I’d love to listen to your music while driving!”
Just a few words to let you know how inspiring your song service was. I enjoyed it so much! Your voice brings a bright reflection of heaven! Thanks so much. I look forward to hearing you again.
Susan S.- UNITY Church of Harrisburg PA
Your “Wonderful World” singing is….well…wonderful! You sound a lot like Etta James. Did anyone ever tell you that? I think you should try a rendition of “At Last”. … So glad you are doing so well and having such a good time!
Love Suzy S.-Allentown
UNITY Church of Reading: “You go girl. You were magnificent, no you were MAGNIFICENT!!!!! EVERYONE LOVED YOU!!! Your choice of songs was superb. You definitely have the voice. Oh what a marvelous voice. You will be asked back very soon.” Rev. Charles Lee, UNITY Church of Reading
Thank you for speaking at the Loyalton Assisted Living Sunday service. We really enjoyed your talk! I think everyone there left with something to take with them. We’d love to have you again. Elaine H – Outreach coordinator UNITY Church of Harrisburg at Loyalton of Creekview
“Yours is one of the few talks I’ve ever remembered.” Mark D – Harrisburg PA
Helen, Thanks so much ! It was a delight to hear you this morning and to hear your very poignant and cute stories, filled with true meaning… Carole K – KIWANIS Dillsburg PA
LAFOLOT PRODUCTS FOR SALE:
re: LAFOLOT Fun Kit – [Hahaha Helen, Thank you so much for the nicely packed package! Just love the pin-wheels ). I'm going to find two children for the bags, so cute. When I'm in a happy, easy attitude - will wear my t-shirt. Thank you again, excellent service... 'Track' - New York 6/29/2010]
BLOG – LAFOLOT.COM:
10/31/10 Helen: re: LAFOLOT BLOG ‘Do The Time Warp at the Checkout Line
THIS WAS GREAT FUN !!!!!
Larry W – Harrisburg PA
October 30, 2010 2:03:17 PM re: BLOG – Do the Time Warp – at the Checkout Line?
I HAVE to meet you some time. You have given me more cheer and chuckles than you could possibly imagine.
Thank you. You are a blessing!
Noel C. CLL – Canada
10/26/2010 12:06:53 P.M. re: LAFOLOT Blog
Helen, I have been a silent fan of yours for quite a while. I love what
you’ve been posting. Before I forget, I want to thank you again for that very
generous carton of donations for the AATH conference raffle last year. I
over-heard people around the gift table saying, “Oh that’s Helen’s stuff.
She’s great!” etc…
Anyway, I would like to comment on your last posting about how you reacted to the cat jumping off the counter and the plant/dirt falling on the
floor. What you said, it’s priceless to laugh instead of get up-tight about the normally upsetting event of spilling/breaking something. That’s the goal of ALL of my humor habits — staying healthy. Getting upset about this little
stuff in life impacts our health. Developing healthy responses to everyday
upsets is an investment in your good health. Bravo.
You’re a rock star Helen.
Linda MacNeal, AATH (Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor)