‘Abdu’l-Bahá loved laughter and His laughter was often a source of solace . . . He said that . . . It is good to laugh. Laughter is spiritual relaxation. When they were in prison, He said, and under the utmost deprivation and difficulties, each of them at the close of the day would relate the most ludicrous event which had happened. Sometimes it was difficult to find one but always they would laugh until the tears would run down their cheeks. Happiness, He said, is never dependent upon material surroundings, otherwise, how sad those years would have been. As it was they were always in the utmost state of joy and happiness . . . “My home is the home of laughter and mirth”, He declared and indeed it was so. He delighted in gathering together people of various races, colours, nations, and religions in unity and cordial friendship . . . As He said on another occasion, “My home is the home of peace. My home is the home of joy and delight. My home is the home of laughter and exultation. Whoever enters through the portals of this home must go out with gladsome heart."