Welcome to the 17th Humormeister's Forum edition

Laughter motivational quote of the month Success and happiness are not matters of chance but choice! Author unknown

The 1 Minute Laugh The woman applying for a job at a Florida lemon grove seemed way too qualified for the job. "Look Miss," said the foremen, Have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?"

"Well, as a matter of fact, yes" she replied, I've been divorced three times."

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Article of the month

How to put more Fun into your Life

Many of us don't give ourselves permission to have fun. You've all heard and perhaps used the expression TGIF - thank God it's Friday!

We live for the weekend. On the weekend, we take the kids to baseball, soccer, ballet etc., we clean, we scrub, and come Sunday evening it almost feels good to go back to work again.

We should not defer fun to a specific day or weekend. we need to make a commitment to make every day a 'fun' day. We have to train ourselves to enjoy life.

It's usually the small things in life that give us the most enjoyment such as, seeing children happily playing, the sound of a catching melody, the beauty of a patch or bouquet of flowers, the phone call from an old friend.....

We become what we think about most. If we think happy, we can be happy. Conversely, if we think negatively and pessimistically life will turn out that way.

Perfection is a killer in the pursuit of happiness. The beds must be made up perfect, God help us if the bed inspectors came over and saw a bed that wasn't perfectly made up. Everything must be in its proper place, because what if the catalogers came in and found something was out of place.

Give yourself a break, ease up on yourself and allow a little bit of disorganization from time to time. Break with routine and don't put yourself in the same old rut day after day, week after week.....

Here are a few things you can do to have more fun and be happier as a result:

Reward, thank yourself. Pat yourself on the back for all the things you do for yourself, family members, co-workers and friends.

Play some of your favorite music. Hum, sing along with it. tap out the beat with your fingers or feet. Get right into it and enjoy!

Smile, laugh! When we smile or laugh, it makes us feel good. Smiling and laughing are contagious, and we can make the people around us join in spreading the fun and happiness.

Do something spontaneous. Have an unexpected and unplanned 'Fun Fling,'like going to the movies on a weekday, or inviting some friends over for a fun game, or card night.

Call a 'fun-loving' friend ( humor buddy ) and have some great laughs.

Watch some of your favorite TV sitcoms and get caught up in the fun of the moment.

Throw your diet in the wind for an evening and enjoy a fun outing, eating your favorite dishes

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