A termite walks into a bar and asks, “Is the bar tender here?”
Did you hear the one about the agnostic dyslexic insomniac? He stays awake all night wondering if there is a dog.
Two drums and a cymbal fall off a cliff. Duh dum chh.
Still not smiling? Hmm, SOMEone might need a humor tuneup!
When I was little I had a couple of joke books. No doubt I drove the family crazy now and then with my joke “telling. I’ve always appreciated a well told joke or humorous story. Puns, wordplay, and a good knock-knock joke never fail to bring a smile.
Life can be so hard. Each day contains potential for one to become discouraged, even during the best of times. But an observant eye and a listening ear can help dispel the gloom and doom if given half a chance.
Growing up, I was blessed to have a big brother with a goofy – and smart – sense of humor. I can remember times at the dinner table when Mom and I were in stitches, tears running down our cheeks, laughing our heads off at his clever stories, voices and just plain silliness. And as our girls were growing up, their uncle was at first confusing and later so entertaining as the source of fractured history and science lessons. They caught on pretty quickly to his quirky sense of humor.
Now and then my brother Doug and I share links to funny videos on Facebook. I’m especially fond of clips from the Carol Burnett Show and some of the cleaner classic Saturday Night Live sketches. This past week’s gems included this Tim Conway/Harvey Korman bit referred to simply as “The Dentist Skit.”
It’s a toss-up as to who is funnier: Conway’s dentist or poor Harvey Korman just losing it!
Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
My favorite features in Reader’s Digest have always been the humor pages. Laughter is indeed the best medicine!
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Not all my days are full of joy. ALS hangs around dropping constant reminders that all is not well in this body of mine. If I am not careful, discouragement could become my daily companion. But I am convinced that is NOT God’s plan for my life.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter,
and your lips with shouting.
May you find a few things to laugh about in the coming days. And if not, laugh anyway!