- With just a spoonful of sugar, Mary Poppins, the magic nanny, helps Jane and Michael see that any troublesome task can be made fun.
- Uncle Albert, played by Ed Wynn, is need of help from his complicated condition – laughter and happiness make him float into the air. The song "I Love to Laugh” makes a strong case for the beauty of laughter.
Chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation are all commonly known treatments for almost any kind of cancer. However, the medical community has also long believed in a strong correlation between emotional health and physical health. Thank goodness. I think I have that, even though my youngest daughter accuses me of being bi-polar when I demand that she clean her bedroom. (If anyone finds that to be a symptom, please let me know.)