Welcome to the 19th Humormeister's Forum edition

Laughter motivational quote of the month 'Humor is to the soul what rain is to the earth' Gerry Hopman

The 1 Minute Laugh My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion. I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table.

My wife asked, "Do you know her?" "Yes," I sighed, "She's my old girlfriend." I understand she took to drinking right after we split up many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since."

"My God," said my wife, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?'

And that's when the fight started.......

Humor from our richest 'Humor Resource'......our kids A couple had two boys, ages 8 and 10, who were excessively mischievous. They were always getting into trouble and their parents knew that if any mischief occurred in their town, their sons were most likely involved.

The boys' mother heard that a church minister in town had been successful in disciplining children. So she asked the minister if he could speak with her boys.

The minister agreed, but asked to see them individually. So the mother sent her 8 year old in first that morning, with the older boy to see the minister in the afternoon.

The minister, a huge man with a booming voice sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, "Where is God?"

The boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there with his mouth hanging open and wide eyed.

So the minister repeated the question in an even sterner tone, "Where is God?"

Again the boy made no attempt to answer. So the minister raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy's face and bellowed, "Where is God?"

The boy screamed and bolted from the room and ran directly home, where he dove into his closet slamming the door behind him.

When his younger brother found him in the closet, he asked, "What happened?" The younger brother gasping for breath replied, "We are in big trouble this time dude, God is missing and they think we did it!"

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feature of the month

Couples who have fun together stay together

Have you ever read the 'Personal Ads' in the newspaper? 80% of women seeking a partner would prefer someone with a good sense of humor.

Howard Markman, a psychologist at the university of Denver university center for Marital and Family Studies says, "The more you invest in fun, friendship, and being there for you partner, the happier the relationship will be over time.

Other studies have found that having fun together, particularly doing new and exciting activities will result in a happy marriage.

Ironically research shows that happily married couples live longer and heal faster than those in unhappy marriages.

Advantages of humor and laughter in marriage

  • Humor and laughter help people bond with one another
  • They help ease tension in the relationship
  • They facilitate in reducing stress partners experience
  • They are a quality enhancer to the marriage
  • If you can laugh together, you can handle the tough stuff together

Humor and laughter can't cure everything, but they surely can help partners get over the hurdles.

Littler laughs, chuckles, or earth-shaking belly laughs help partners to remind each other to take life not too seriously.

One can take situations in life seriously, but still take yourself lightly!

If you lose your zest for laughter - you lose your zest for life!

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