be more satisfying than honor; more precious than money; more
heart cleansing than prayer. -Harriet
are times for all of us when all the laughter seems to be gone,
but we should not permit these periods to last too long.
When we’ve lost our sense of humor, there isn’t very much
left. We become ridiculous. We must then go to war
against the whole world, and that’s a war we cannot
there is not laughter in intimacy, it becomes heavy, burdensome,
and dull. At my best moments, the love dialogue I try to
carry on with You each day is comic--what could be more comic than
a human addressing the Ground of Being as an intimate? It's
a kind of blasphemy that I dare because you have called for it,
and that is pretty humorous, too. -Andrew
M. Greeley, Love Affair: A Prayer Journal
Get into the
habit of laughing; too many of us have forgotten how to laugh.
As people grow older, they sometimes forget that they ever
laughed. It is a part of their childhood that they can no
longer remember. -Maxwell Maltz
humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no
jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather
small and the laughter abundant.
A person without a sense of
humor is like
a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the
road. -Henry Ward Beecher
is my sword and my shield.
It protects me. You can
open a door
with humor and drive a truck right through.
is an affirmation of dignity,
a declaration of one's superiority
to all that befalls one.
giggles in life usually come from little things.If we train ourselves
to look for them, see them, and then giggle with them or even at them,
we get a “perk.”Seeing these potential breaks from routine sometimes
requires that we adjust the lenses through which we see life.That
adjustment can be as simple as heightening our awareness of the quirky
and unusual around us.Giggle potential is everywhere; we just need
to slow down long enough to see it.
I had no sense of humor,
I should long ago have committed
absence of humor
renders life impossible. -Colette
A sense of
humor can help you overlook the unattractive,
tolerate the unpleasant,
cope with the unexpected,
and smile through the unbearable.
Humor is the
healthy way of feeling "distance"
between one's self and the
problem, a way of standing off
and looking at one's problem with
A sense of
humor judges one's actions and the actions of others
from a wider
reference. . . it pardons shortcomings;
it consoles failure. It
recommends moderation. -Thornton
Laughter is the shortest
between two people. -Victor
Of all the things God created,
I am often most grateful He created laughter.
homes and first beginning,
Out to the undiscovered ends,
There's nothing worth the wear of winning,
But laughter and the love of friends.
who can't laugh at themselves
leave the job to others. -unattributed
The most valuable
sense of humor is the kind that
enables a person to see
instantly what it isn't safe to laugh at.
many poems and letters containing healthy humor
that grows out of the author's affliction. These
wise people are seeing life in its fullest and not
making the affliction the central point of their
existence. Laughter can always remove fear and anxiety,
no matter what the situation. You can't suffer when
you are laughing. The two just can't be experienced
together. It has to be one or the other, and joy
always overcomes fear. Love creates, but laughter is
the cement that holds our lives together.
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